Opinion, Uncategorized, writing

May We Never Forget- September 11, 2001

Along Valley Boulevard, in front of the Rosemead City Hall, there is an interesting sculpture. Two shining silver hands rise up from the concrete. They hold up in contrast a piece of rusted, mangled metal. A steel beam once part of a building that stood tall twenty years and one day ago. A piece of… Continue reading May We Never Forget- September 11, 2001

Family, Kids, Opinion, parenting, School, Uncategorized, writing

Oh The Places We’ll Go… in Middle School

After a lovely- and busy- summer, we have returned to school and our regularly scheduled programming. This school year is a big one for the Haas family.  For the first time in 12 years we do not have a child at the elementary school. This transition has been bittersweet. On one hand, it is nice… Continue reading Oh The Places We’ll Go… in Middle School

Family, Kids, Opinion, parenting, School, writing

Counting the Blessings… in the Midst of Mess

Getting ready for school can be a bear... I woke up this morning, stuffy-nosed and bleary-eyed from the winter cold I probably caught as a result of working at the elementary school for the past week and meandered into the bathroom. I was only the third person this morning to go to use it, and… Continue reading Counting the Blessings… in the Midst of Mess