Posts by pwsadmin
Sister Bruce The MVP!
I have to believe that one of the greatest sports moments I have witnessed took place last month on the dusty baseball diamond of Seward Park. It was the day of the long awaited Eastside Baptist Church picnic. The menu boasted stacks of BBQ ribs, hamburgers, fire alarm hot links, and chicken. There was an…Read More
An Extraordinary Moment
A few weeks ago, while training at a local outdoor track, with my coach Marcus Chambers an extraordinary moment occurred. Martha Mendenhall, a world class Master (senior) high jumper was also working out. Remember, I shared she recommended Marcus to coach me. Watching her from afar, she attacked each drill with precision. Martha was a…Read More
Let’s Move Ladies!
Happy New Year…Be a mover anywhere, anyplace and any time! That’s the advice I shared at the first January 2021 meeting of my Saturday lady’s bible class. I suggested that after the opening prayer that we start to “MOVE”! The ladies are very aware that I am on a journey to compete in the National…Read More
My Journey to The Senior Games
Hello, my name is Madonna Hanna and I am a Washington State Senior Athlete training for the 2021 Washington State Senior Games and the 2022 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale Florida! I compete in track and field in the 50- and 100-meter events, and was selected as the National Senior Games Athlete of the…Read More
15 minutes to Bronze
In 2013 my husband, (my coach) and I attended our first National Senior Games event in Cleveland, Ohio. He prepared me to compete in the 100- and 200-meter events. Which I did. In the 200-meter event I took 11th place. Even better I placed 9th in the 100-meter event. Wow! Just out of the money…Read More
Positive Pandemic Parent Post!
First, I know that I have shared the plight of parents trying to motivate and manage their children during the pandemic. I am as pleased as punch to share an inspiring story. An acquaintance of mine a high school administrator has two highly motivated and very self-directed young teens. These fabulous young folks are grade…Read More
My darling Educators and parents, I’d like to share a conversation I once had with a very wise young man named Joe, age 17. Joe was a student with special needs who appeared on stage for the first time ever, in his first fashion show ever. Flights of Fancy was a fashion show program I…Read More
Parents and teachers, I encourage you to invest the time and energy to teach kids that Civility Counts! Spend family time demonstrating handshakes and polite greetings. Saying please and thank you are so important. You can ask your children mock interview questions for fun and practice. Share examples of how being courteous paid off for you. Also share examples of how rudeness cost you or a family member a…Read More
Restore Civility to Home Training!
CIVILITY COUNTS! During the 32 years I taught vocational students, I can honestly say, I invested the greatest effort impressing the importance of civility upon them. Very few…very few students demonstrated good manners when they first stepped foot in my classroom. It’s true: Polite and considerate teenagers are a rare site. Too often, teens feel polite manners will be viewed as a sign of weakness amongst their high school peers, yet in the business world, CIVILITY IS A CRITICAL LIFE SKILL!!! It was my duty to…Read More
Chores Are Not A Punishment: They Are An Investment!
As COVID-19 roared and ruled the world, I heard the cries of dismay from many parents lamenting the woes of what to do with their bored, home bound children. One such parent was a friendly cashier at my local grocery store. Both she and her husband were working overtime and were exhausted when they arrived…Read More