Taking the Good With the Bad

Kay Orr

What is that old saying? April showers bring May flowers. I have to say that spring is a glorious time around our house. I love the sound of the birds, the smell of the garden soil as I water our newly planted seeds, the warmth of the sunshine on my face, and the feeling of renewed energy brought to … [Read more...]

Know the Lingo

Kay Orr

As I stood surrounded by young men dressed in camouflage and boxes of unopened merchandise, I listened intently to the sounds that filled the air: The crunch of airsoft pellets under my cowboy boots, the distinctive “ping” they make as they hit designated targets, and an occasional, “Ha! Missed me!” … [Read more...]

December 2012 Leader Letter

Planting trees

In Search of Light A Note from Kay Sites of Interest Regional Activities Video Link: Legacy of Freedom Helping Hand Social Waters Featured Article: Making Meaningful Christmas Memories Holiday Recipe Wise Words Stay Connected View December 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]

November 2012 Leader Letter


Play Intense; Stay Humble A Note from Kay SLC Schedule Sites of Interest Regional Activities Stay Connected State Leadership Conference Featured Article: Leadership Humility View the November 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]

September 2012 Leader Letter

2012 State Leadership Conference A Note from Kay Sites of Interest Regional Activities Stay Connected State Leadership Featured Article: The Benefits of Training SLC Schedule View the September 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]

August 2012 Leader Letter

Plan Well and with a Listening Ear A Note from Kay Sites of Interest Regional Activities State Leadership Conference Social Waters Featured Article: Leadership: If You Want a Team of Leaders You Must Become One First Wise Words Stay Connected View the August 2012 Leader Letter. … [Read more...]

Guard Your Coop!

Several weeks ago, I mentioned the baby chicks my children were hatching. We (more specifically, I) spent time daily turning the eggs and making sure the humidity level in the incubator was just right. We videotaped several of the chicks as they struggled to break free from their shells. One little … [Read more...]

Teaching Textbooks: A Review


When the doors closed behind us in that cold, marble courtroom, our lives would forever be changed. We had shared holidays and summers together with these nieces for many years, but to bring twin teenage girls home to a house that had always been full of swords, action figures, smelly socks, and … [Read more...]