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Officially Untangled. Hello Summer.

School ended June 14th. I pulled out of the parking lot with a giant THANK THE LORD sigh and since then (I realize I haven’t written at all) I have been letting my head untangle the year, piece by piece, … Continue reading

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Maria Montessori Did Not Use a Leash

Last week I finally emptied my iPhone of its photo contents, making more room for songs and videos. As I scroll through the photos I have taken in just the last five days, I am kind of stunned at the … Continue reading

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Parent Fail

7:00am the Tuesday Memorial Day. I have packed my daughter’s lunch. I made a marshmallow fluff sandwich on white bread. I tried to disguise my failure by adding bananas and packing a Baggie full of cherry tomatoes…. Sean says that … Continue reading

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Oklahoma

I do not have live TV, only Apple TV, and sometimes, like this week, when a tornado devastates a town, I am very grateful for that. Grateful to not bare witness to the images; reading the description of a father, … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Senioritis

I am willing to trade jobs with you for the next six weeks. I have 7th hour AP seniors and today was the first day in the eighties after a month of rain. I’d rather work in a slaughterhouse. Naked. … Continue reading

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Dorothy is Not a Vocabulary Word and Other Life Defining Moments,

“There’s a feeling here inside That I cannot hide And I know I’ve tried But it’s turning me around I’m not sure that I’m aware If I’m up or down Or here or there I need both feet on the … Continue reading

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The Thread

I have a strange confession to make. I follow Michael Phelps on Instgram. I do not follow any other famous people. Not on Twitter. Not on Facebook. Not on any book. I am not a sports fan. I rarely catch … Continue reading

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Rumor Has it, It’s Siblings Day

I guess there is something called “Siblings Day?” Fine, here are three of mine. 75% is the best I can do on a Friday night, and if you, like me, have a daughter on the edge of thirteen, you will … Continue reading

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Pay Attention, Leap

I have been telling Haley to pay attention to every single thing in her day. “Walk from your math class to the bathroom and pay attention to every little thing you notice because it’s the details that will make you … Continue reading

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Just Another Monday

I ate too many Swedish meatballs. My aunt Shirley watches Quinn while I am teaching and though there are lots of wonderful things I can tell you about her, the main thing that you need to understand is that she … Continue reading

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