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Today my fingerprints were documented at the courthouse. (So much for all those nefarious crimes I was going to commit.) It was a step to continue volunteering down at the local juvenile detention center, where I’m been working with an organization called The Beat Within to practice creative writing with the students. 319 more words

Creative Writing

Ursula Unwinds Her Anger

I have recently become excited about using age-appropriate ways to teach young children
mindfulness which is what led me to write Ursula Unwinds Her Anger. … 264 more words

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. – George Bernard Shaw

"Cook"ing up characters

This past week, I did an all-day visit at Cook Elementary in Richmond, BC, and delivered a few rounds of my interactive drawing workshop, which serves as a springboard for kids to develop their own characters and—ultimately—stories. 161 more words


cookies for teachers

yes, well i wanted to follow up that last post with something totally adorable that happened today in school. i’d almost forgotten about it because i was so consumed by my rage for that mean boy. 368 more words

NaNoWriMo - It's coming...what to do?

Audience participation needed for this one so read to the end (it’s not long) and leave a comment!

Well, it is indeed coming. NoNoWriMo, the national novel writing competition is about to start and I’m in a quandary. 591 more words


This Commitment

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Socrates

Leaning on my corduroy futon-couch, I glance around my picturesque Orangeburg apartment and realize it’s time to begin a blog.

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