According to the latest research, the average human requires eight hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day for growth. On a related topic, when a play ends and the curtain closes, everything goes dark for a minute on the other side. The human mass stands in black for a second, smelling of … Continue reading In the midst of drama, the kids are all right.
First, some news: My book, Anansi and Friends is up for presale with Finishing Line Press. As I’ve said on other social media outlets, preordering is key with many small presses, so if you are at all interested in how my tribe and I, medical science, and more than a bit of luck and love … Continue reading My Vinyasa Life
The desk in my study stands flush against a window in our walk-out basement--a view into the lower woods that separates us from Wiehle Avenue. Despite my desire for year-round tropical climes, it's a view that may keep me in Virginia post retirement. After all, we're sending two children to college out-of-state, and cardboard boxes … Continue reading Ekphrasis
We've had two school day delays in a row for a glaze of ice over bridges and overpasses. This morning, I tackled a glaze of sticky notes and papers on my desk--names, notes, editions to and deletions from Broad Run's Fifth Annual African American Read-in. The auditorium lights went up on our featured reader at … Continue reading A Beautiful Mess
Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and I'm ending an unexpected five day weekend thinking about sports, family, and passion. When people ask me where I got what is sometimes an encyclopedic knowledge of NFL championships, they're usually surprised when I tell them that it was my grandmother. She was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan (she … Continue reading Playing with the Blood
So here it is--my spot for news, musings, et al. As a full-time high school teacher and mother of two, I won't make any promises about how frequently I'll post. But 2019 is already shaping up to be an exciting year personally and professionally, with one daughter set to graduate college by year's end, another … Continue reading Welcome to my new site!