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Scary story

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

Things some kids have said to Alexa today

Alexa, tell us a joke Alexa, do you hate us? Alexa, announce "Alexa, announce" Alexa, you're not my bestie Alexa, does the government listen in to our conversations? Alexa, tell Jeff Bezos he sucks Alexa, what's Jeff Bezos's favorite song? (the answer was Don't Stop Believing) Alexa, how do you hide a body? Alexa, are … Continue reading Things some kids have said to Alexa today

Homeplace

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