Teaching, Writing

Back to the Mountain. Again.

Photo by Pawan Yadav on Pexels.com Though teachers and students across the U.S. have been trickling back to school for the past several weeks, the celebration of Labor Day traditionally signals the final, “That’s all folks!” regarding summer fun. Or any fun. Whatsoever. Did I mention I’m a teacher heading back this week? Now parents,… Continue reading Back to the Mountain. Again.

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Where I Avoid Explicatives While Talking About Rejection

Husband: "Do you think the Hawks high-five each other after they make it through the hoop?" Me: "Yes, because I keep finding feathers on the bottom of my shoes." This was the conversation my husband and I had as we looked not at a bunch of freakishly tall people on our TV screen, but at… Continue reading Where I Avoid Explicatives While Talking About Rejection

Blogging, Writing

Barbara Walters Made Me Write This Blog Post.

Here's the situation: Barbara Walters recently swooped upon me in the form of a dream. At least, I hope it was a dream, because otherwise I have some serious home security issues to look into. At first, I was temporarily blinded by the sudden spotlight, and I thought maybe a guardian angel had (finally) come to call. But, when I heard the tell-tale lisping I… Continue reading Barbara Walters Made Me Write This Blog Post.

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post by Rebecca Rasmussen

In honor of  the release of Rebecca Rasmussen's debut novel, The Bird Sisters (yes, today's the day!!!), I'm re-posting the essay she wrote for my Get Inspired series back in January. Please read/re-read, and then run out and buy The Bird Sisters! Seriously. This book has already earned starred reviews, is a Barnes & Noble fiction pick, and has the praise of best-selling authors… Continue reading Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post by Rebecca Rasmussen