Slice of Life Tuesday: Life, in Metaphor

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from¬†Two Writing Teachers.¬†Check them out! Yesterday I had a GREAT idea for a blog post. I was starting to craft it in my head as I always do, until I got sidetracked. Fast forward to this morning, when I got up and could notContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: Life, in Metaphor”

Slice of Life Tuesday: Backwards Journal

This post is part of the weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! Before I landed here, among the cicada noise and the soon-to-be-fireflies and the cooling air and the driftings-in of neighbor sounds; Before I was in the kitchen, prepping weekly lunches and garden pesto and night-time banana oatContinue reading “Slice of Life Tuesday: Backwards Journal”

Tuesday Slice of Life: Two Sides of the Same SweeTART

This post is part of the Weekly Slice of Life challenge from Two Writing Teachers. Check them out! It’s summer break now (let us pause for a moment of celebration). I’m supposed to be taking it easy.I’m also supposed to be getting my house back in order.To get back into shape.To carve out time forContinue reading “Tuesday Slice of Life: Two Sides of the Same SweeTART”

One Little Word…For Now

I’ve been a member of the Slice of Life writing community for nine months now. It’s been a source of inspiration, support and validation as I work to become braver in my writing. As time goes on, I learn more about the rituals and traditions that “slicers” have. Most recently, I learned that each NewContinue reading “One Little Word…For Now”

On Finding a Writing Community

Sometimes my lessons are OK, but no great shakes. Sometimes they crash and burn – sometimes sadly and softly, others in a great fiery blaze of glory. But sometimes. Sometimes I have an idea for a lesson that’s a GREAT ONE. And it WORKS. I’ve been trying to be deliberate this year about writing workshopContinue reading “On Finding a Writing Community”

Life with Teens, Exhibit R

Teenagers are cats. Try and chase them down. They’ll scurry off into their respective corners with a hiss. Better to stay the course knowing that at some point, they’ll come out on their own terms. Mostly for food, but sometimes you get lucky. Today started with a heated argument over the Monty Hall problem. TheContinue reading “Life with Teens, Exhibit R”