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May Update

May is a month of birthdays and celebrations around these parts. My birthday, my husband’s birthday and then my father-in-law’s birthday. The girls are playing softball like every free moment. And there was the dance recital. Plus two lost teeth. … Continue reading

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Three cheers for three years of Rogue Cheerios

On the occasion of my thirty-seventh birthday earlier this year, my father offered some time-honored wisdom regarding the sanctity of birthdays and anniversaries: The older you get, the more stuff happens. My father is a classy man but I may have edited … Continue reading

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Where I write and what I think about it

I write…. …in blank documents that exist only on a computer screen. …in slim, Moleskine notebooks full of creamy, unlined pages. …in the Twitter composition window under the watchful eye of the character counter, ticking off every precious letter, space … Continue reading

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The importance of making headspace.

My mother always said that I was terrible at doing nothing. I am fine with being terrible at doing nothing because I am so rarely without something to do. Lately, though, I have found in my quiet moments, those spaces in between … Continue reading

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Grading vortex

No matter how well I plan and no matter how hard I work, there comes a point in every semester when I am overwhelmed with grading. All teachers experience that moment when they stare at The Pile of papers in front … Continue reading

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Forging ahead: reflections on the first non-grad school semester

The fall semester is grinding slowly to a halt.  If you told me on the first day of classes how this semester would proceed (family ups and downs, moving our whole life, moving the kids from one school to another, … Continue reading

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