For writers' sakes, it's important to distinguish between what words, especially rough drafts, are meant for the public and what words might be best kept private. Private writing should be guarded with care. Why? You wouldn't want a stranger or unkind person reading your journal (or anyone, for that matter), right? For the same reason, … Continue reading On why rough drafts should be kept secret.
This past week, I felt myself tear up a few times - I guess I was anxious or whatever - but, I don't feel at all bad now. Turning forty has been pretty super special. On marriage: Max and I have been married almost 15 years. We've certainly gone through some rough patches, but we … Continue reading On turning forty!
6:15 am: An old man walks through the parking lot absentmindedly. A young man almost runs him over while backing up his white, shiny BMW. Nobody is hurt. 6:38 am: Don't know if she's his girlfriend or his wife, but she yells at him for a long time. He listens, maybe? He hardly says a word. They head out. He acts like she doesn't matter - checking … Continue reading Starbucks, Kam Shopping Center, on a Saturday morning
While I realize that fidgeting is a big help for students with ADD/ADHD, fidget spinners are invading my classroom and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Are they helping students to focus, or causing a distraction? Initially I thought the former, but now, I'm not so sure. The main reason is this: fidget spinners are … Continue reading Fidget Spinners