Category Archives: perceptions

THAT child

I read this blog post a couple of years ago  when it was first written.  I understood it then from a teachers’ point of view. Today it was shared with me again and I realized I have a whole new … Continue reading

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View from the Principal’s Office

  Being a Principal is amazing challenging different than anyone can imagine. As different as being a teacher REALLY is than what everyone thinks it is. Teaching is a profession many think they could do. But it’s kind of like … Continue reading

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Dominoes & Thinking Collide

“Let’s play dominoes,” I suggested. We did. We played three games. I lost all three. I got a little discouraged. I began to think maybe I needed to switch up my strategy. I placed my dominoes by common numbers, a lot … Continue reading

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Dear Younger Me,

I know you think you’re stuck. You’re afraid that you’ll never get to go to college. You’re afraid of relationships not panning out. You don’t know you’re good enough, smart enough, strong enough.  But you are. You’re uncertain how to … Continue reading

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Doctors & Distractions

I considered calling out. “Hello, This is me. I’m doing well, so I’m not coming okay?” No. I wanted to hear it from him. The surgeon who had less than four weeks ago cut my body and removed an offending … Continue reading

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You can. You will. You are.

This weekend I took my baby girl, who is no longer a baby, to college. She woke up at 4:30 on Saturday morning, cleaned up the kitchen, took out trash and recycling, made her bed for the last time, then … Continue reading

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Valuing with Accuracy: Seeing myself in the mirror of you.

(This is a reposting of an early blog post which was inadvertently lost in pages.) I have some questions. Consider them with me if you would.          Do we know how to value ourselves without the help of others?          … Continue reading

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