Category Archives: Human Behavior

Once an educator, always an educator. 
Whether teaching students or when in administration in public schools, I always considered myself an educator. I certainly hold the adage, once an educator, always an educator. This is true in several of my current endeavors: real estate and photography. 

I will elaborate on my real estate endeavors in a later post. Today, I want to brag on a couple of my photography students. 

Spring 2016 has been the first semester that I taught photography for the College of the Mainland’s lifelong learning program. And, what a pleasure it has been for me to have been enriched by the wonderful individuals who took my class. 

From week to week, I saw growth not only in their photography, but also their confidence. One student, Pat, said, “Trudy forced me to get out of my comfort zone.” This is certainly the way to grow.

Students from the lifelong learning program are encouraged to submit art to the Texas City Art Festival. Several did just that. Today was the culminating activities with a program preview and awards reception. 

 Awards were given to two of my students. Patricia Givens took third place while Susan Scott Smith took honorable mention. Both had impressive photographs. I am so proud of these ladies and the courage they exuded to be a part of a large community event. Congratulations to both! 




Good people sometimes choose to make decisions that are not ethical.

I always lock my car.

This morning I entered my car to find that someone had been inside of it. The interesting things is, I always lock my car.

In fact, when I exit my car, by habit or by instinct, I check the door by pulling the handle. Always. Although I keep my keys inside my purse, I have on rare occasion left them inside my  car. By checking door handle, I can know whether I need to re-enter my car to retrieve those keys. With that habit established, I can see no possibility that I could have left my car unlocked last night.

Yet, this morning, my car was unlocked, someone had been inside, they rummaged through the console areas, and took several very items very precious and valuable to me.

My belief:

In life, I tend to have an impression that all people are good. And, I believe that to be the case nearly always. Yet, good people sometimes choose to make decisions that are not ethical. In these cases, I believe they are dealt with by a higher power.

  • I always lock my car.
  • My car was unlocked this morning and things taken from it.
  • People who practice unethical behavior deserve what they get.

Sure, I will say a prayer for them. They will need it.