Blogging, Writing

Five Things I Learned On Blogging Vacation

It's become clear that I'm not one of those people who can successfully blog and "do summer" at the same time. Kind of like those unfortunate folks who can't rub their bellies and climb Mt. Everest while simultaneously trying to figure out a better name for Generation Z. Wimps. Thus a blogging vacation ensued. One week passed. Then two. My continued silence led… Continue reading Five Things I Learned On Blogging Vacation

Writing

Stories From The Road (Or, Make A Move And The Opossum Gets It!)

I have driving on the brain. Maybe because I see others packing up their overnight bags, and stocking coolers with cheese sticks and juice boxes in order to hop away for impromptu weekend road trips. Or, maybe because summer brings out the "Sunday drivers," the "thrill-seekers," and the few brave Midwestern souls who own convertibles -- those who stare at their calendars waiting to pounce on the… Continue reading Stories From The Road (Or, Make A Move And The Opossum Gets It!)

Fluff, Writing

There’s No Present Like Time: Summer Hours

This morning I woke up to the imagined MEEP of my alarm clock at the usual preposterous hour of  5:15 am. I stretched, groaned, and then I remembered... Ahhhh...it's summer! There were no lunches to make, or papers to sign. No groggy kids to warn, "The bus is coming. Let's go!" Everyone was sleeping, and I could have been, too. Still, I trudged downstairs, inspired… Continue reading There’s No Present Like Time: Summer Hours

Books, For Readers

Pardon Me, While My Brain Turns to Mush

 [picapp align="left" wrap="false" link="term=dunce+cap&iid=5289222" src="http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/5289222/dunce-cap-stool-corner/dunce-cap-stool-corner.jpg?size=500&imageId=5289222" width="380" height="380" /] Boy, can I tell it's summer!  I'm starting to hear things like, "more funner" and, "What's 3x9, again?" seeping from my kids' mouths when they don't think I'm listening.  By virtue of not being in the classroom every day, they think it's OK to not "think school" (or act… Continue reading Pardon Me, While My Brain Turns to Mush