Author Archives: Latice Devonne

Purpose Trumps Pleasure

At the end of May, I had the good fortune to be able to go back to Arizona.  My main reason for going was to attend my brother’s wedding.  I was to leave right after work on a Friday afternoon; … Continue reading

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Layers of Grief; Part III

With the holiday season upon me (okay, it’s well past the holidays but it took me a while to finish this topic) I have been trying to force myself to write a happy, cheery message.  However, I have struggle and … Continue reading

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Layers of Grief; Part II

With the holiday season upon me I have tried to force myself to write a happy, cheery message.  However, I have struggle and grief laden topics on my mind.  Perhaps I am a pessimist.  I don’t know.  I think I … Continue reading

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Layers of Grief; Part I

With the holiday season upon me I have been trying to force myself to write a happy, cheery message.  However, I have struggle and grief laden topics on my mind.  Perhaps I am a pessimist.  I don’t know.  I think I … Continue reading

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Miss the Sky

This morning I rise to the noisy complaints of the child who’s room is across from mine. His older brother must torture him all the time, As it’s a familiar occurrence to wake or attempt falling asleep to his whine. … Continue reading

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Fractions; As Related to the Whole

Some years ago, I was a resource specialist teacher who taught Algebra.  A resource specialist is responsible for being able to teach general education concepts to remedial learners who are in general education classes.  Many of my students had struggled … Continue reading

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Suicidal (modified)

(The introduction of this article has been modified as it was brought to my attention by a reader that my intent was lost by my choice of words.) September is National Suicide prevention month.  While there are many articles targeted toward people … Continue reading

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Metro Meditations

I pay attention to some things that are nothing to most passers by. Their lives are passing them by and they don’t see you in the midst of the hustle and bustle, trying to get from point A to point … Continue reading

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Alpha Female; The Secret of Submission

This article is directed at the alpha females, like the title states, and the men who love them.  What I mean by alpha is the dominant type of woman.  I took a horseback riding class about a year ago and it … Continue reading

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Loneliness is a Choice

This was a breakthrough discovery for me.  There were so many times in my younger years that I felt lonely.  In my teens and twenties, it seemed as if I were surrounded by people all the time but no one … Continue reading

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