Graduation 2021

End of the year traditions At the end of every school year, when the kids come to pick up their report cards I take a photo of the group and then email a letter to parents congratulating them on all THEIR hard work. I think that parenting, and educating is like the lighting guy on... Continue Reading →

When Wanderlust Began

June 21st is World Music Day. This is a special day for me. The summer of 1990 my bestfriend, Cathy, and I wandered the streets of Paris on World Music Day. Music was as plentiful as wine and baguettes. The energy and vibe of this epic celebration was felt in every nook, cranny and cobble... Continue Reading →

Long Shadows

On the heels of spring time with summer right around the corner I had one singular beach day which made me I think of summer with incredible anticipation. Summer brings all those gorgeous memories from past adventures and experiences. I recalled a summertime moment when gratitude became a thing I could touch. The kindness of... Continue Reading →

Exploring Tofino

I went west. Way west. And I loved it. Another post about travel. Tofino British Columbia While everyone I know was stuffing their faces with turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and all the rest of the fixings of a great Thanksgiving meal I was on the west coast in British Columbia exploring a small bit... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to My Old House

Dear House: I know you're gone now but I thought I would write you one last letter, just to get it all out. Make sure there is nothing left unsaid. The first and only other letter I wrote to you, was on the wall of my bedroom a few evenings before you were torn down.... Continue Reading →

It’s a goal!

I love goals. I love goal lists. And, I especially love checking things off my lists. It's so satisfying. I have journals stacked up in my home from years ago and occasionally I come across an old to do list. I'm so tickled to see that parts of my someday lists have been completed. I... Continue Reading →

Yay Dave!

David Gane brings so many things to the table that I do not. David and I had a collaborative blog a while back. It was the Counios and Gane blog. Then Dave streamlined our website and we created a newsletter and have a Shopify store for our books here. Somewhere in there, the blog was... Continue Reading →

Getting to Know the Author

My students were cutting up old magazines for an art project. I was day dreaming about the other job in the lull of the quiet work. I found a loose page in a magazine where James Corden answered the following questions. Made me think about my answers. And, well, here they are: Best Pinch Me... Continue Reading →

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