SEE-SAW Summer: Finding Balance

When I was young, I used revel in riding on a see-saw. The exhilaration going up, as high as it could, was both fearful and invigorating at the same time. Going down was, well, it was a downer until, thud, I hit the ground. I can akin this experience to my summer of ups and... Continue Reading →


The Magic of Teaching: First-Day-Ever Teacher Advice to My New-Teacher Friends

Dear New-Teacher Friend, As you know, every teacher has a bag of tricks... it's that mythical, mystical bag (our heads) where teacher tips are checked in and out like a library of books.  Don't worry, you've already accumulated some of your own, in your training, I'm sure of it, but you'll continue honing your magic... Continue Reading →

Everything is KISMET

An old post, but a good one!

Mirror MUSES

Have you ever read a book that, unknowingly (perhaps self consciously) in the choosing of it, speaks to something you’re going through at the time you are reading it? The connection is awe inspiring! It’s happened to me several times, actually. And I add such experiences to my book of kismet.

Most recently, well, two years ago this Columbus Day, I was on Cape Cod with my girlfriends. One, who lives there all summer, takes us to the quaint shopping area in Harwichport town center. After lunch, she says, “I have to take you to this adorable book store. You’ll love it!” And I did. Upon entering I felt a hominess, as sense that the owner was probably the only employee who just loved bringing in original and, often, local books. I can loom for hours in a bookstore, perusing, touching, smelling. My hand picked up a thinish book; pictured…

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