Tag Archives: SOL2015

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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All this Blogging is Making Me

Late … well, nearly late for work in the morning.  I find myself awakening and very quickly reaching for the phone to check for overnight activity.  You’re right, Fran McVeigh!  This is addictive. Look…at the world in a different way. … 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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10 Things Currently 

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this idea on SOL15 Day 10. Also gratitude for the mentor text, ‘Currently’, Beverly Baird!   Listening to the car’s engine idle while sitting in the parking lot before my daughter’s year end … 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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The Beautiful Truth in Song

A life long friend shared this song along with her heartfelt words, “This reminds me of us”. The sentiment spoke to years of caring and connection mixed with growth and on occasion, hurt feelings … of mistakes and missteps. How do … Continue reading

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Say What You Need To Say

So many thanks to Two Writing Teachers for sponsoring the March 2015 Slice of Life blog challenge.  This community of writers’ support and encouragement is a gift.  Here is my 8th post this month. Tempestuous Words. Difficult words. Unspoken words. … Continue reading

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