I had a post scheduled for today on a Fun Jar that you can make and use with your own kids. It’s going to have to wait because there is something else on my heart right now. Yesterday afternoon, while I rocked Allie to sleep in the semi dark of her bedroom, the news that […]
I’ve tried to write about Joe Paterno several times since I learned that he was dying on Saturday afternoon. I’ve started and stopped four separate times. I wrote about being a tutor for student athletes and encounters on the sidewalk and football games, but each time, my feelings got the best of me. My words […]
On our way home from Old Grandma’s house last week, Grace asked if we could stop to see the Nittany Lion. “If you’re awake, we’ll stop,” I responded, hoping that she would sleep the whole way home. What if I’m sleeping? “Then we won’t stop.” About 15 miles before Penn State, Grace woke up. Did […]
Both Joe and I are Penn State graduates, and we try to stop by the Nittany Lion Shrine whenever we’re near State College.
We started slowly, posing an infant Grace on a mini Nittany Lion Shrine on our back porch.
We didn’t attempt the real Nittany Lion until Grace was 2. It didn’t go as well as we’d hoped.