I am a retired instructor who well knows that teachers who genuinely marvel at their students’ accomplishments rarely experience boredom, not even in a COVID-19 extended quarantine. Such was my blessed plight with two individuals during our state’s strongly recommended stay-at-home initiative.

One is an out-of-town, 10-year-old relative to whom I taught poetry via the telephone and FaceTime on the internet, daily, while her mom, a published W.W. Norton author, worked on completing another of her own books. So much pleasure for us both, which resulted in a book of neat little accomplished poems chock full of well-developed literary devices.

The other individual is a former BGHS student whom I sponsored years before she matriculated to Miami University where she received bachelor of arts and science degrees, continuing in the legacy of her father, Cornelius Martin, who was killed in a motorcycle accident by an inebriated driver on June 3, 2006. Amber Martin, director of business development and community partnerships of Martin Management Group, simply mesmerized me with glee with only some of what she had been involved with the last few years.

She relocated to Los Angeles with degrees in business administration and mass communications and began a second career in entertainment media, having produced video content for the NFL Alumni Association, among other notable organizations. Before returning home, she became the West Coast manager of operations for Martin Management Group.

As a multientrepreneur in automotive, sports and entertainment, she works today to promote the next generation of automotive leaders and to facilitate growth opportunities for athletes seeking to expand their legacy off the court or field.

Both of these young ladies added material to books that I write (all during COVID-19) – time well spent.

Angela Alexander Townsend

Bowling Green

(12) comments

dkskd001a

Absolutely Positively: I've been off for about 2 months. In my 50's, so I have a few limitations. I have been motivated to relax into relaxation instead of stressing out all the time. I bought an electric guitar and am teaching myself. I'm also diving in more with studying different religions and how they compare. I never really had that much time before now, so I can give these things my full attention. I'm still not motivated to write after 30 years of trying to be. I guess that's not for me.[smile]

Koheleth

AP is being sarcastic. It is what he does. To be sure, he couldn't care less about reading other people's experiences during this pandemic. I on the other hand am very happy for your newfound vocations. Perhaps a comparison of notes on theological matters may arise from your studies in the future. I have personally invested many years, perhaps too many, in this discipline.

All the best in your endeavors. Stay well, and good luck.

angelat1305

Thank you for your kind comments. The 10 -year -old that I wrote about is my granddaughter who lives 8 hours away by roundtrip, so I felt blessed for the opportunity to see her and end her daily boredom from not eing able to attend school with friends, Her mom, an a author and Harvard attendee at age 16 as a National Merit was busy completing another book right now so does not have a lot of free time right now. Again, thanks.

angelat1305

The relaxation, electric guitar, and religious study all sound great to me. Keep on living the life you have longed for and enjoy.

Enough Already

I enjoy poking the satanic bear known as Koheleth, although in truth it has become a year round hobby. I am convinced he tells the truth when he says he has invested many unprofitable years into disputing the existence of God. Like many other fools from history who eventually died he too is rushing toward a rendezvous with that same God he rants against. Do yourself a favor and stay clear of any discussions with him. He really is an agent of Satan.

dkskd001a

Really ..... when I said religious studies, I study all of them. I AM of the Left Hand Path / Atheist. My interest in religion is seeing how they stack up against each other. What is humane as far as "laws" and what is impractical. How do they treat children, women, animals, others who are not followers of the same belief. So .... I mean, if that's your endlessly pointless hobby, have at it. I like being practical with my time.

Koheleth

I could send you some links from this very medium showing you the depth, or more accurately lack thereof, as it pertains to EA's knowledge of theology. He knows nothing of other religions and exhibits no more than a pew potatoes understanding of his own. As he stated, we've been comparing notes for a long while now.

Considering that you prefer to be practical with your time you may wish to decline. If you are interested, let me know. As the saying goes, ask and ye shall receive.

Good day.

Enough Already

I get that and I see nothing wrong with studying other religions but it leads nowhere. So .... I mean, if that's your endlessly pointless hobby, have at it. I like being practical with my time.

dkskd001a

Koheleth Thanks but I've read a lot of EA's posts and am usually disappointed. I prefer actually reading texts for my own conclusions, not opinions of opinions of opinions that have been dribbled down from pew to single brain cell.

Koheleth

It appears as though you have got him pretty well figured out. He tends to start out amiable enough but this can quickly turn to vituperation once he has been check mated.

Joyous and fruitful studies to you.

Good day.

Absolutely Positively

Maybe more people will write in and tells us what they do when they're bored. I'd love to read it all.

angelat1305

Thank you. You are so kind!

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