This anthology of some of the St. Joseph Writers Guild members’ works is a written collage of our passions for the art of creative writing. This collection will now be preserved for future... More > generations. Long after we writers are gone, this book of our written words will live on. In the future, as this book pops up again and again, it will be like looking backward and seeing the footprint we made in the sands of time.< Less
People like to blame someone for problems. Many people blame the president, Congress, local school boards, administrators, or teachers for the shortfalls of the public school system. The problem is... More > not that the educators and lawmakers aren’t trying to improve the system; it’s that they just haven’t realized the proverbial horse is dead. If the basic system doesn’t work, all the money and strategies and dedication in the world will not help unless the system itself is replaced.
One of the most crucial things the system has failed to do is differentiate between equal educational opportunity for all and equal (or identical) education for all. Instead of trying to make everybody the same, an educational system must ensure equal rights for everyone while still allowing them to develop at their own rate and in their own way. Only then can we have the diversity, creativity, and ingenuity needed to compete in the world today.< Less
Sara and Todd had no idea that the death of Todd's step-father would cause so much drama. They were totally unprepared for the crazy events that would unfold in the days following his death. They... More > were also surprised by the personality change that these events would elicit in Todd's mother, Gladys.
This humorous novella, which is based on actual events, explores western culture's attitudes toward death and funerals.< Less