• Humor,  Life

    No Shave November: Hair Today … Gone Tomorrow??

    Married to a mountain man? It sure has seemed so lately! As November comes to an end, so does my husband’s newest addition. I noticed several weeks ago that his goatee, or ‘goat’ as we call it, had begun to …. ummm…. expand. The usual clean-shaven cheeks gave way to the scruffy weekend look (which…

  • Life,  Process

    Phase 1: And So it Begins…..

    A few days ago, in between periods 3 and 4, I noticed I had a handful of text messages. With 25 teenagers shuffling in and out of my classroom every 55 minutes, needing hall passes, homework updates, and hugs when the day is off-kilter, looking at my cell phone is a luxury that happens…

  • Life,  Poetry,  Process

    Sorry, Nurse Ratched

    You can’t do that in here! There are privacy laws. Really? You might want to walk away….   Because…. I just did. And will again. You are going through the motions. We are going through the emotions.   She is 1 in 8. She is our Baby Sister.  She is a mother…