Category Archives: All The Things

Quick Sketch

I promised myself I’d try to blog at least once a month this year, so here it is. I don’t really have anything in the bloggy draft that I’m ready to click publish with, and I just realized that September … Continue reading

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Somewhere Between The Time

“But I’d finally reached a point where the prospect of not writing a book was more awful than the one of writing a book that sucked.” ~Cheryl Strayed Of the three things I’ve learned since I’ve started watercolor painting, what … Continue reading

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Perfectly Imperfect

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” ~Georgia O’Keefe Teachers in online videos use phrases like perfectly imperfectly, loosely connected, ever-changing, uncontrollable … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: A Memoir

The trouble with goals is that you’re constantly working toward what you used to want. ~Sarah Manguso from 300 Arguments I keep this notebook of the memoir I’m working on, and it has sat collecting dust for the past two … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Teaching

All this, all of this love we’re talking about, it would just be a memory. Maybe not even a memory.” ~Raymond Carver I love Raymond Carver, and I’ve reused (plagiarized?) this title so many times because I wish I had created it. … Continue reading

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Ça Depend

We all carry trace fossil’s within us–the marks that the dead and the missed leave behind. Handwriting on the envelope, the wear on a wooden step left by footfall; the memory of a familiar gesture by someone gone, repeated so … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: A Memoir

This week I spent my morning writing time working on the second chapter of my book, “On and Off The Trail.” I’ve decided to ditch Medium after learning there is a paywall, and I’m not actually down with (wait for … Continue reading

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Ending The Remote Work Day While The World Changes and Changes and Changes

The culture depends on the sensitivity of a few, because nothing can be healed if it’s not sensed first. ~Glennon Doyle Yesterday I spent some energy trying to help a few people because I’m still employed. The inner-service worker in … Continue reading

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Remote Work Tips While The World Changes

Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like hopes springing high,Still I’ll rise. ~Maya Angelou (emphasis mine) Yesterday I shared some tips on working remotely with a friend who is about to lead a team for the … Continue reading

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Five Things I Wish I Could Say To Every Teacher

These ideas are half-baked, from the heart, and written from the perspective of a former teacher. My context is higher-education, mainly community colleges and regional publics, but there are some tips, I hope that apply to all educators. Here goes. … Continue reading

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