Howdy! I am Clay, the creator and writer behind – Making the Days Count.
I was born in North Carolina and traveled to Alabama, and Texas collecting brothers along the way. My family settled in Sugar Land, Texas where my mom still lives and my brothers still live. Though, I got away, first to California then to the Midwest where I now live. We stay in touch, though we do not get to visit as often as I would like.
My wife, Beth, and I met in the summer of ’84. We have been married since moving to the Midwest in ‘91. We have two children – William and Olivia and we recently added, Ivy, a lively Brittany Spaniel who keeps us all on our toes.
I teach middle school language arts and social studies, though I would rather teach all social studies. I enjoy working with my students and this blog is a result of my 09-10’ Language Arts class (thanks, guys). I hope to use it as a way to show that ordinary events can be extraordinary opportunities to write and everyone has something about which to write.
In addition to being a middle school teacher, I am active in Boy Scouts through my son’s scout troop. I enjoy cooking, model railroading, reading, writing, and being outdoors. Thanks for stopping by. Please take time to read what I have written about the summer of 2010 and how I Make the Days Count.