The sun has set on another school year for us. The end of it was very rocky, with a school shooting just down the road from our home. Because the school is so close and both boys who died were freshmen–the same age as the students I’ve been teaching for the past 6 weeks–and because our(…)
Some people love summer. You’d think I’d be one of them–after all, I work a school year calendar. Summer for me is sleeping in, long afternoons, extra time with family and friends. But truly, I think spring may be my favorite season.
Is it spring where you live? Spring here means snow and sunshine and thunder and sleet all on the same day. (Well, at least it did this weekend.) The temps were in the 30’s, but everything is bustin’ out in blooms. Which is enough to put us in a spring cleaning frame of mind. And(…)
It was a bleak week, full of wintery discontent. It was not a stoke-the-fire, lets-all-get-cozy-with-some-warm-comfort-food wintery kind of a week. You know, the kind that feels so good back around November/December, when we’re all settling in for the season of short days and long nights, and we pull out our woolly socks and(…)