Tag: Milwaukee

Award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt—-Remember Who You Are—-Part 3

Award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt—-Remember Who You Are—-Part 3

When I attended best-selling author Gary D. Schmidt’s book talk at Boswell Book Company in February, he was sitting with a girl (age 10 or 11?) at a corner table before the presentation began.  As I stood nearby browsing bookshelves, I caught wisps of their conversation about stories, characters, and...Read More
Award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt—Remember Who You Are—Part 2

Award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt—Remember Who You Are—Part 2

What happens to an American boy and his family when he opens the door one morning to find a proper English butler on the doorstep? Not one who has lost his way, mind you, but one who plans on moving in and taking over and doing all the typical butler-y...Read More
Educator Mollie Gruennert: Creating School Environment with Joy, Beauty, and Shalom– Part 2

Educator Mollie Gruennert: Creating School Environment with Joy, Beauty, and Shalom– Part 2

Last time I introduced you to my former student, Mollie Gruennert. When my daughter Kaia was born, Mollie gave her a cute cloth doll. Much later, when I told Kaia that the doll was from Mollie, Kaia promptly named the doll after her. So over the years, we’ve had a sweet...Read More
Educator Mollie Gruennert: Creating School Environment with Joy, Beauty, and Shalom– Part 1

Educator Mollie Gruennert: Creating School Environment with Joy, Beauty, and Shalom– Part 1

Mollie Gruennert is passionate. She has always desired to make a difference, exemplifying this outlook: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters  to create many ripples."   ― Mother Teresa This desire has taken many routes, primarily in education. She received a B.S. in Education...Read More