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Croskey’s Corner: Orderliness

 Resolving to be Orderly – Bill Croskey Ah, New Years Resolutions! What a way to kill the holiday spirit! I will share with you what my Resolution was for this year; I resolved to buy and eat only quality donuts. No day-old pastries. No bargain basement...

Croskey’s Corner: Responsibility

Can’t Do? Won’t Do? I used to teach high school psychology. In my class, we read The Art of Loving, written by Erich Fromm. In that book, Fromm wrote that love has four components: Caring; Respect; Responsibility; Knowledge. On Responsibility, he made a...

Croskey’s Corner: Endurance

In my first year of teaching, I taught social studies with Mrs. Donahue, a woman who was in her last year in the profession.  She had been a friend of my Mom’s for 25 years.  My first impression of this veteran was that she was a traditional teacher who knew...

Croskey’s Corner: Sincerity

Spoiler Alert! I am going to give away the ending of a movie on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years…100 Movies” List. Number 31, The Maltese Falcon, is a detective story about murder and loyalty (or DISloyalty) to one’s friends. Some of the...

Croskey’s Corner: Forgiveness

When educators gather to discuss having babies, like the rest of the world, the conversation turns to prospective names. But, if you have been in education for a while, like me, you may have run into what I call the “name disqualification game.” Teacher A says, “I was...

Croskey’s Corner: Patience

“WAIT!!! JUST BE PATIENT!!!” … I know; it’s hard to do. Often, it takes a great deal of will power to be Patient. One writer said that the American Prayer is: “Lord, grant me Patience…and I want it now!” OK, maybe some of us still have a little to learn...

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