Gratitude is a Two Way Street

I am officially on Christmas holidays. I just finished up the second quint of this school year. For those of you who don't know, a quint is a mini semester, created to help teachers reduce daily contact with students. It went smashingly well. Here's why: I had an incredible intern who did her practice teaching... Continue Reading →

Daily Commutes

I've fallen in love with my commute. I walk. It's just under two kilometers. It's through a park and over a bridge. It's beautiful. Walking to work doesn't happen much anymore. We drive---mostly. Even walking to school is something that doesn't happen for the children like it did when we were young. We've created a... Continue Reading →

52 Things I am Grateful For

It was my birthday recently. The idea that I'm 52 is somehow shocking to me. Such a big number. Like, my God! I'm a middle aged woman! What the actual f---!! I recall childhood moments like they happened a month ago, so fresh in my brain with every detail and then sometimes last weekend feels... Continue Reading →

Thank You and Gratitude

Canadian Thanksgiving just happened. It's a day of thanks coupled with eating too much and hanging out with family and friends---and, for me, saying goodbye to summer---for now. She'll be back eventually. But for now I'm preparing for the cooler temperatures. What a year! We still have a few months left. The general populace doesn't... Continue Reading →

Through the Woods and into the Lake

Comparison is the thief of joy.President Theodore Roosevelt At the beginning of summer I vocalized missing Greece and my friend Crystal asked “Are you going to compare everything to Greece?”  The question was direct and pointed—and it was a good one.  Was I?  I have spent every summer for over fifteen years in Greece. I... Continue Reading →

Holiday at Home

Traveling: it leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta Not Greece Every summer for the last fifteen years I travel to Greece. It's the Motherland and I go for a few reasons. It's hot and beautiful. I'm guaranteed sunshine every day. My extended family is there. Friends say I'm so... Continue Reading →

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