The Write Start

I certainly don’t profess to be a professional writer or blogger but whatever it is that I do, I enjoy it.  I enjoy the act of noticing stories around me, I enjoy searching for the perfect word, and I enjoy …

It’s Cold Outside

… even for a penguin. Stay warm! (Thanks, Pinterest.)

Lessons from Hercules

With one full week of being back in the classroom under my belt, things are beginning to fall into place.  It’s funny, I was gone for a term after teaching for twelve years and suddenly I found myself feeling rusty. …

Look! I Can Hula With No Eyes!

It feels good to be back.  And they’re just as cute as ever.

Maurice Sendak on Life

It’s been a while since I’ve come across something so moving. It’s an excerpt from an interview with the beloved children’s author/illustrator, Maurice Sendak. You probably know him best from Max’s rumpus in Where the Wild Things Are. Sadly he passed …