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Writing Drudgery, also known as A Job

I write for a content blog, something I had never done before this year.

When I began considering that I could be a writer, I had different ideas regarding that job’s requirements. 1,156 more words

Life Story

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want Kiddos to Read

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is simultaneously a throwback and a look at the future. Today I’ll be sharing ten books I hope kiddos continue to read decades from now.  691 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Oh, that Day

My favorite poem of all time has just eight lines. It is filled with expectation, grief, and anxiety. I memorized it immediately and connected to the illustration. 259 more words

The Personals.

My Favorite Shel Silverstein Poems

I loved reading Shel Silverstein‘s poems as a kid. I found them funny, thoughtful, and weird. As an educator and adult, my love for Silverstein hasn’t waned even though my favorite poems have changed. 841 more words

Learning

Athens and Shel Silverstein: Two reasons why Nashville is my new dream

Of all the strange facts I’ve learned about Nashville so far, the one that has stuck out the most was this: In 2002, Shel Silverstein was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. 457 more words

Angel Face

The Noir Odyssey

Writer: Frank Nugent and Oscar Millard

Story: Chester Erskine

Director: Otto Preminger

Cinematographer: Harry Stradling

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall, Barbara O’Neil, Leon Ames… 1,070 more words

Film Noir

Top 5 Children's Books


I have no idea why three of the five books I’ve picked for this list feature rats and/or mice. Maybe I lived for rodents as a child? 1,107 more words

Top 5 Wednesday