I'm doing a Gratitude Writing Challenge in lieu of NaNoWriMo this year. What a fitting four categories to be grateful for all at once: memory, work, change, peace. Memory // Work I remember when the life I have now was a life I dreamed about. I remember dreaming not so loudly about being an administrator. … Continue reading Memory, Work, Change, Peace
I have always had what I call a healthy self esteem. Despite being overweight since puberty (but was I though? like, my memory tells me I was chunky in high school but when I look back at pictures I don't see it), I've never felt, or at least never felt that I felt, less than … Continue reading Being fat, Fab 5, and living in tension
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Every day 38 students, in two groups of 19, come into my classroom. (My very small classroom.) They come in excited and chatty. They come in with a lot of questions and stories and kisses and comments. They come in and they sit down and we get started. Every once in a while, while the … Continue reading In my classroom
This used to be what you would find on my About Me page. I shortened things up, but wanted to keep this around. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit called Westland. I grew up enjoying four seasons and trips “up north.” I grew up living between my grandparents and one of my best … Continue reading Here’s the thing about me
For the past few days I've been driving a little blue Aveo around the Mid West. It's been a nice little trip full of visiting old friends and making new ones, watching House Hunters in three different states (so far!) and drinking a lot of fountain soda. I've sat in dining rooms and on back … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my Mid West Adventure
This week was a perfectly ordinary one spent at home with my cat. Each day I went to school, came home for lunch, reading, and a nap, tutored, wrote a chapter of Grayson (second draft, let's do this), read some more, and watched TV. It was great. Four weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn. Articles … Continue reading Check this out!