In my years teaching, I have found summer workshops and programs to be memorable and beneficial towards elevating yourself as a visual artist. I embrace the idea of being a lifelong learner and each workshop I have ever participated in (either as a student or professional) has been highly educational, inspiring, and has provided me with a new set of ideas to move my creative vision forward.
The Saint Mary’s Hall community has the reputation of a liberal arts college, with a rich tradition of experiential learning and extensive knowledge in a variety of fields that transcend beyond those of a traditional school.
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Mar 20 2019
One would be hard pressed today to find any educational institution that doesn’t utilize the word “leadership” somewhere in the description of their school programs or curricular opportunities.
Mar 7 2019
Summer has always been my most favorite season of the year. Family vacations, spending hours at the pool, vacation bible school, and summer camp were the four main summer activities during my childhood, and collectively created my most fond memories.
Feb 15 2019
As parents, most of us will eventually be confronted with, and maybe even suffer anxiety over, how to best shape familial policy on the proper, responsible, and productive use of smart devices. Naturally, each of us want to do what is best for our children and feel pressure to walk the perfect line of device allowance vs. device limiting.
Jan 11 2019
One of the things I quickly learned as a hospital Chaplain is that Mr. Carlyle was right. If we have our health, there is always hope that we can change a situation, that things can get better, that we can still steer our life toward our desired outcomes. A new year is inextricably tied to hope.
Dec 13 2018
There is a saying in my family: “I love you without measure.”
As I am writing this, I remember my father, who gave me wisdom and kept me centered throughout my life. Daddy passed away two years ago at the age of 99 ½. He was ill for two weeks, on hospice for two days, and surrounded by family during his last hours on earth. He was a banker, but writing was one of his passions.
Nov 15 2018
We have a sign in the locker room at Saint Mary’s Hall with the title, “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.” When coaches have the right perspective, they will help instill these principles and values into each and every student-athlete that is on their team.
Nov 9 2018
Recently, our community responded to several bereavements as we learned the painful news about the death of beloved friends and relatives
Oct 30 2018
One of the best things we can teach our children is to be grateful and how to express their gratitude to others. As the holiday season approaches, we begin to think about that for which we are thankful; however, having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ is timeless. Having an attitude of gratitude is beneficial in a multitude of ways.
Oct 22 2018
Anyone who knows me knew I was looking forward to seeing Dean Julie Lythcott-Haims in person and there was no way I was going to miss her! Saint Mary's Hall had invited her to campus to talk at two events to students and the San Antonio Community. I had followed her for years on Facebook (yes, I know, Facebook is a thing of the past), watched TED talks, and read her book How to Raise an Adult from cover to cover.
Sept 21 2018
While I find parenting the most rewarding journey in my life, it is also admittedly the hardest. Knowing when to push, when to pull back, when to say yes, when to say no, when to nurture, and when to discipline, and much more is an exceptionally difficult proposition, day in, day out in our parenting lives.