It’s Fine

Do you ever talk to yourself? I do. In its purest form, isn't being an author telling yourself a story and then writing it down to share with others? Not all my internal monologue is story-related. Often I'm planning or processing things about my day, making decisions or adjustments as needed....

The Last One

A senior year is a very special thing for high school students. As a teacher, it's my joy to celebrate alongside the students and their families. We cheer through the lasts. The last first day of school. The last sports season. The last tests. All culminating in the joy of graduation. Since I work...

End of Summer 2021

I head back to school next week, and summer vacation will be officially over. In the books. Finito. While I’m excited to dive into another school year with my students, it’s been hard to let summer go this time around. If you had asked me in May to name five things I was most looking forward to or...

The Olympic Letter Tradition

In 2004, I lived in four states in a four-month time span. It was as tumultuous as it sounds! Multiple moves, learning new mailing addresses in each state, emotional instability, uncertainty about the future—yeah, it’s not my favorite period to look back on. But one thing arose from it for which I...

Reflections

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