"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read."                                ... Continue Reading →



My mother and I laugh at the many, many times throughout my own role as a mother that I have thanked her, apologized to her, validated her angst, appreciated her, sent her flowers just because... because only in having my own children do I KNOW the depth of her unconditional love, unwavering patience and unending... Continue Reading →

Better than SEX!

What does that mean? I say it. Other people say it. Does it mean the act-- the journey-- or is it the destination-- that euphoric, Zen-like moment when you lay back after it's all over, amazingly numb and satisfied? Utopian. Perfection. I'm not sure you can compare anything to the journey of sex-- it is... Continue Reading →

This, I Believe

In response to reading David Copperfield, yesterday, a deep conversation ensued about dreams, spirits, souls and beliefs. A student said to me, "Mrs. Carbone, can I ask you a question?" Which seemed like a rhetorical question because I encourage them always to ask me anything-- to provide a forum for them to work out their... Continue Reading →

Speak Up

I BELIEVE IN THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the first rally I've ever attended in protest of a bill I believe will detrimentally effect education forever. It was an overcast evening at the state capitol in Hartford; it started to rain, then a rainbow emerged, and a second... Continue Reading →

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