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Hungry Kids

I’ve been standing here for hours, prepping food for the busy week ahead. Cleaning greens. Cooking grains. Overnight oats. Jenny Rosentrach’s Basic Vinaigrette.

I start to feel exasperated at how long it takes – this weekly prep –and I then change course: 319 more words


There is a Voice Inside of You

Today I simply want to leave all my readers with a quote. Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite poets, I remember reading him as a child with my parents. 120 more words


Jan 20th, 2017-Life Doesn't Frighten Me

We just started our poetry unit with the 6th graders.  Ironically the poems we begin with are about our kid fears.  Shel Silverstein’s Whatif and Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me are great examples of how authors use their words to convey the simplicities of life that make life so complicated.   455 more words


Value of Working For A Mission

There are downsides and upsides to every job. I’ve worked in a few different industries in my not-quite-expansive career including a large insurance provider, small business owner, a software start-up, and now higher ed at a public institution. 366 more words

Higher Education

Quadrille #24


(Is the New Year noisy enough for you yet?)
Between the cacophony of politics and the crazy weather, the tyranny of back-to-normal life and the buzzing of the too-early-morning alarm clock, I am ready for some quiet. 156 more words


Back to School...

A spoken sick note.

Shel Silverstein, 1930 – 1999

“I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
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