December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009 at Rinnans'

This family mean so much to me. Kelly, the father and airline pilot; Linda, the mother and middle-school reading teacher; in between, their three kids, all of whom were high school math students of mine, now great young adults--Robert, Paul, Lindsay. Robert just graduated cum laude in business and computer tech from U. of Texas and will start his new job shortly. Paul has one more semester in law school. Lindsay is a medical supplies expert, married and living in Colorado. You can scroll down and see a post from Thanksgiving 2008.


laurieh1119 said...


You do not know me, but I came across you on & now I am at your blog. Although, I do not agree with you when it comes to your belief about God, I can somehow oddly relate to you. I believe that you are a smart person; math, pre-cal, geometry can be extremely difficult. You play chess & that can be tough as well. In a nutshell, it seems that you do not understand how a loving God can cause such devastation through natural disaster, etc. You say it makes no sense to you. Maybe, just maybe, it isn't supposed to. Have you ever thought of it that way? Maybe your faith is simply being tested. Have you ever considered I think you over-analyzed this so much that now you are constantly second-guessing your own thoughts. Does that make any sense at all? I am not being dis-respectful; I just wonder if you have considered this? I see you as a genuinely nice man & I would bet that I am right. I am certain you are kind, generous & pleasant to be around. I just think you over think things that we will never, ever know the answer to until we die & stand before God himself. Then, everything will make sense. In the meantime, horrible things will happen to people on earth, but only because God LETS it happen. Shouldn't that be enough? Thank you for letting me ask you these questions & I hope you do not take offense when I say GOD BLESS YOU.

loi said...

I am also catholic and I also love piano! We have so much in common. I started by just visiting your youtube and watching the nation anthem. I then visited your blog and I love it! I very much agree with you about a lot of things, but God is not sexist! God is nothing bad!

Jeff said...

As a young teacher, I've often thought about which (or any) of my students will keep in contact with me years from now. I imagine there's something very rewarding about seeing a former student grow to be a productive member of society.

Thanks for your blog and your YouTube videos, sir.

Edward Tarte said...

jeff, thank you so much for your comment. Best wishes. Edward Tarte