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a blog in which I walk the walk, living the expectations that I set for my students: to write daily, to write about what’s personally meaningful, to write about the world around them and the world within them

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Honey Nut Cheerios

OK, so this metaphor might be a reach … I am not even sure where I am going to go with it, but it just popped into my head, and I am going to see if it turns into anything. As I am scrolling my posts from this month, my first year participating in theContinue reading “Honey Nut Cheerios”

Waves

Our youngest, almost eight, is sitting next to me. He’s in a nest next to our bed: piles of blankets, a sleeping bag, pillows, his stuffed dog (fur matted from years and years of love and lots of spins in the washing machine). Normally, E would be asleep by now, but he’s busy filling theContinue reading “Waves”

Scattered

I have had infinite notebooks, portfolios, apps, plans for organizing myself. I am forever trying to build a structure to contain my fractured, fly-away ideas, my pinball mind, my slippery, slip-away thoughts. If I don’t write it down, I will lose it. If I write it down, I will likely lose it anyway: a scrapContinue reading “Scattered”

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