After a wonderful week in New York City, my family and I came home to very unwelcome house guests -- fleas. Who knows if the "doggie door" we installed in the basement allowed these pesky critters into our home or if our scottie smuggled them in for company. No matter -- they're the sort of … Continue reading Fleeing the Flea Feeling
I must have been the dumbest twelve year old on earth. 1978 was the year my parents signed a contract with God promising to torture me. They made me do chores after school! Like any self-respecting kid, I came straight home from school and ate a snack, watched tv, fought with my sister, and then … Continue reading Burning Down the House
var linkwithin_site_id = 563873; http://www.linkwithin.com/widget.js Several years ago I was searching for an activity to help students think metaphorically. For their writing to reflect a deeper understanding of characters in literature and people in history, students needed to grasp the background, motivations, attitudes, concerns, and general characteristics of them. Thus, I created the Character Metaphor … Continue reading Character Metaphors
I love politics. I’ve always loved politics. It’s like wrestling – in suits. To watch or play this sport, one must be deeply informed and totally cracked. This game is so complicated and heart wrenching that learning it might cause you to question everything about who you are and what you believe. This election cycle … Continue reading Why I Loved This Electio…
var linkwithin_site_id = 563873; http://www.linkwithin.com/widget.js Like most expectant moms, I put a lot of thought into naming my two boys. Names are very important labels, offering insight and credibility to a child if carefully chosen. And, in my line of thinking, the name is important because my child's name would be something I would say … Continue reading Picking Wiki: Would you chose such a name?