Tag Archives: connection

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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Mom

“Oh, I can’t believe I have all my girls here together,” she wells up. Hands rise to her face. Tears come. Hand to her shoulder. I reach out to stroke her long dark hair. Hug her a little closer. Sister … Continue reading

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What a difference a text makes

An esteemed colleague and friend texted me on my way home from a long day and dinner tonight.  “Thinking about you & wishing you the best…” he wrote. Wow.  We texted back and forth. A little personal exchange, but mostly … Continue reading

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

I have some questions. Consider them with me if you would. Do we know how to value ourselves without the help of others? Whose responsibility is it to be sure we are truly seen? How can we make ourselves understood … Continue reading

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Thinking About History & Hamilton

So, I’m getting ready to go to this reunion a week from Saturday. (Well, I’m thinking and talking a lot about it.) Today a colleague showed me this video. featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda doing a rap. It’s cool. But what’s cooler … Continue reading

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Colleagues and Friends 

Tonight I am sitting outside on a very warm March evening having a light dinner with colleagues who are friends. These are the women who have lifted me up, shared the good, bad and beautiful through the course of my … Continue reading

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 A Seat At The Table

  Recently I got to have dinner with two people I deeply respect and admire in Education.  These are passionate, accomplished professional writers, speakers and most importantly; they are passionate teachers. They hold rock star status for me and many … Continue reading

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