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Turtle Bay

Serene black and green suspended here in this sublime saline fins float back and forth, stealthy propellers heads bobbing just barely above the Pacific’s serenely surging surface Quiet and calm moving with Aloha graceful ease This is their home. Mahalo … Continue reading

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Write like this: Lame Blog Post Day

A lame Slice of Life would be the moment you decide you are going to write this one long sentence then go out and figure out how your third vacation day will go because you had a great idea for … 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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One Mile Matters

“Come on, Aury! You can do it!” Yelled the parents waiting at the finish line.  “Push, push, push!” encouraged one mom. In came three more students, Justin, Javier, Kara.  “Nine minutes, fifteen seconds,” said the teacher keeping time. Sweat pooled … Continue reading

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Springing

Usually, this spring ahead time change throws me all off.  I don’t like the darkness of morning, the late sunrise. I don’t like losing an hour. I bemoan the loss of that hour for at least a week.And often it … Continue reading

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Light & Home

“Welcome to the Point Market,” –  he says with a heavy East Indian accent. The man with the turban who just so happens to own the market on the corner where everyone goes when they’ve forgotten anything. We smile. We … Continue reading

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The Real Work of a Principal

When you find yourself sitting in the office of an elementary school principal, just about anything can happen.  It’s the same in a classroom. Just a smaller number of people involved. Same in a district office. More people involved. Exponential … Continue reading

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