Good example for students
I just want to give thanks and praise to The Star’s carriers. No matter what the weather has been (and it has been a terrible winter), the paper has been delivered every day at my house in Lee’s Summit. I’m 78 years old, still working, and I have to leave the house by 6 a.m. weekday mornings.
I always like to read my paper before I go to work, and it’s wonderful to walk out the front door and it is in my driveway. The Star has been in my home for at least 50 years.
Again, many thanks to the carrier in my area for a job well done and appreciated.
My students always ask me why literature is so dark. My only response is because there is a lot of darkness in life to manage.
But thanks to archetypal heroes, light can counteract the gloom. I have told my students about my newest hero, Kate Quigley, the “dog lady” (2/16, A1, “House by house, ‘dog lady’ brings creatures comfort; Six days a week, Kate Quigley takes food, water and other necessities to neglected canines”).
She is, in Maya Angelou’s words, a truly “Phenomenal Woman.”
English teacher Notre Dame de Sion High School