• Life,  Process,  Writing

    Just. Write.

    I often listen to people thinking through things at work. As an Instructional Coach, it’s a large part of my role… to listen. Just this week, I listened as a fellow teacher who’s in a new teaching role this year shared how much she dislikes what she’s doing. Not the kiddos, but the challenges that are systemic and largely unchangeable…

  • Creativity,  Life,  Writing

    Tell your Story… One Word Bit at a Time

    A friend and I were talking on Facebook this week about making creative journals and writing (or not) in them. She said she loves to make them, but doesn’t write in them. I told her I don’t write in mine either…. at least not in the pen-to-paper sense. Instead, my writing in creative journals is done using ‘found words’ –…

  • Life,  Process

    Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will Come.

    Remember that movie, Field of Dreams, and the oft-quoted line: If you build it, he (they) will come? How many times have you used that sentiment in your own life? Yep. Me, too. So here goes…. To make the Tax Lady happy last year about this time (or, at the very least, to keep her from scowling at me), I promised to increase…