I fell on the ice today. There was no warning, and my knee and palm seemed to break my fall with lighting speed, even as my confident step was still slipping into its painful landing. Somehow, even though my brain had yet to consciously process the black ice or its repercussions, my open smoothie cupContinue reading “Morning Mishap”
I have thought a lot about voices this week, about the power and danger of words. If you know me, you probably know that I am a very verbal being. I love language, I love words, and I’m a verbal processor who enjoys “gaming out” information in ongoing intellectual dialogue. So the old axiom “ItContinue reading “Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America”
Has it really been months since I posted? The date-stamp on my last blogpost seems to show February, but for the LIFE of me, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. What have I been doing these past few months? It is April, for Pete’s sake. I shall have to write for real sometime in theContinue reading “Putting the Ab[by] into Absentee”
A good meme is a thing of beauty. (If you don’t know what a meme is and you happen to use the internet, you should probably go educate yourself. I’ll wait. . . ) I know I have written about memes before, but that is the beauty of the meme . . . and the reasonContinue reading “Party Hard with Some Classics”
For any of my dear friends who are feeling sad, blue, or generally icky. . . here are some words of wisdom and well-wishing from the mouth of my very own niece, Bizz:
When I was little, my family somehow wound up with this novel device . . . After enjoying the Dazey Donut Factory throughout my childhood, I figured what better day than today, of all days, to mention it and the nostalgia it brings to mind. Today, being the first Friday of June, is National Donut Day.Continue reading “Nostalgia and Donuts”
This flower, blooming outside my sister’s door, is too beautiful not to share! Happy Spring and Happy Weekend, Friends!
Sometimes the stars collide and I manage to snap a photo at the right moment to show exactly what I am seeing and the magic of this beautiful changeable season that is Spring as it surfaces around me in New England! These are a few of those moments from the past few weeks . .Continue reading “Springtime Magic: Photo Proof”
Today, in class, one of my students who typically is very withdrawn/antisocial did the most incredible thing. No hyperbole. It was truly the sweetest and kindest unsolicited thoughtful act I’ve ever seen someone do. Backstory: I have taught this student for years and he has never seemed to connect very well with other classmates, no matterContinue reading “The Privilege of Teaching: Witnessing Goodness”
One of my students drew an illustration for the verb voir (which means to see) and I AM STILL LAUGHING ABOUT IT. I MEAN: STARE-AT PEAK!!!