About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Republicans, Democrats, Whatever…

It doesn’t matter. The first thing that matters in this election is that across both parties all of the candidates are inherently good people. None of them want to lie to, cheat or steal from the American people. They all share the common goal that something needs to be done. They all have different ways as to how that should be accomplished. Hence, creating the choice that faces all of us come Election Day. 

Personally, in order to make my choice I have had to take a few steps back before diving headlong into a candidate and digging in my heals. I considered my own career and what it leaves me qualified to do. After teaching young children for 35 years I feel I can be depended on to teach a five year old to read. I cannot be depended upon to solve climate change issues. I know first hand that I can only do my job successfully because of all my experience has taught me. When I was 22, and a brand new teacher, I would never have been put in charge of running a school. Now, 35 years later, holding 2 Masters degrees, I can be trusted to do that, with a high degree of success. 

In my opinion I cannot vote in good conscience to hand over our country to someone who has not been in the trenches on capital hill and knows through experience how things are done. One candidate in last night’s Republican debate pointed out that you can’t just go in there with a budget plan completely drafted out of your own mind without a working knowledge of what already exists when you walk in the door of the White House. You’ll look like an ass and get your hat handed to you. 

So, how does one go about contracting the change we need? By using years of experience to craft a plan. If I suddenly became principal of a school today, the first thing I would do, after observing the current climate, would be to rely on what I have learned in the past about group dynamics and how they operate in a building. Knowledge I could not possibly possess if I were a first year teacher or have never been a teacher at all and know nothing about how children learn.

In making my choice for a presidential candidate, I want experience. I will not hand my country over to someone who has never dealt with foreign diplomats, sat for many years on capital hill, or has never crafted a budget for the masses. I need a level headed individual who does not grandstand to garner votes. I need someone who is articulate and not a bully. Above all this, I need someone who is extremely smart. Only an extremely intelligent individual will be able to draw on experience AND use it to craft the changes our country needs. 

I wish myself much luck in making my choice. 

  

  

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