My son has a very, very cheap laptop, and I've been surprised how little he uses it. He likes gaming, coding, writing, making videos and podcasts, and all kinds of graphic arts, and this device was a gift for him to expand his skills, to play around in the more powerful and flexible environment of … Continue reading Wrap your learning community in cushy foam?
In March, I blogged every day as part of the Slice of Life Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Every day. I didn't do every day well, or thoroughly, or at the same time every day, but I did it. Not going to lie, it felt amazing. My professional work and my own experience have … Continue reading Force of Habit
Invited to a classroom to write with some first and third graders:"You won't scare the kids!" Nice thought, but truly, I wouldwere masking not still a thing.No amount of stickersor "Write On!" t-shirtor smiling enthusiasmor typewriter socksor book-print leggingsor punctuation skirtor gimmick or trick or jokecould make it less scary that Ihad both jaws broken … Continue reading Scary story
My whole life, I've had a desire to somehow measure physical pain in a uniform way. Like so many other important human things, pain is on the inside of us, not the outside. Maybe sometimes we can see the cause of the pain, like a cut or a swollen foot. But the pain itself is … Continue reading Some facts about pain
Not a good idea Tried to move the couch myself And now it is stuck WHY did I have to start this alone at 9pm?!
It’s the opposite of a to-do list SalmonRock climbing ErrandsWriting Dancing Eggs Benedict Basement cleaningCultural presentation Podcasts Book shifting Moving furniture Tea and cornbread
A few days ago, my friend Ona over at On A Thought wrote about Spending Time. I can't stop thinking about it. Right when I read it, I went in to comment, thinking something like "Amen!" or "Preach!" But as so often happens to me, once I started writing, I started having things to say. … Continue reading Rest is the best
I suspect that spending time with me, these days, is a bit like walking through a land with that kind of weather that changes in a heartbeat. I don't mean that it just changes the way it does everywhere, like how everywhere I have lived, people say "Don't like the weather in ____? Wait five … Continue reading Talking About the Weather
Things my house and I have in common: mismatchedcolorfulcozywelcomingneeds some worksome projects are perpetually unfinishedleaks here and therefilled with memoriesshared with my best peopleblends old and newlots of bluefull of found items: ground scores, curb scores, thrifts, and giftsouter doors don't always close or open rightdifficult to heatfilled with books and crafts and draftsstuffed with … Continue reading Homeplace
On an equinox, day and night are of equal length; the dark time and light time balance each other. This Sunday was the Vernal Equinox, but it also was a sort of personal equinox for me. It is a time of turning over to a new season, on levels literal, emotional, metaphorical. There really have … Continue reading Equinox!