The Fight I Lost With Christmas

A Christmas Letter to a Friend Dear friend: You left me with two very tangible moments around the whole Christmas experience. Over a decade ago you told me your father's opinion on Christmas, but you didn't just state a sentence. You told a story and you confessed that you were surprised with your father's reflections.... Continue Reading →

Notes From ‘A-broad’

This post always makes me giggle. I spent many years before the world wide web was a thing writing letters---on paper---to people. And this silly and playful post is a bit of a call back to those days---sort of. David wrote me a series of letters on how his summer was going. I replied from... 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 →

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 →

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