Mission Impossible: Preparing to Teach in a Covid Red Zone State

As we begin our third week of pre-planning in my district, it's hard to find the words to write this post.   It is almost too painful to articulate the fear, anger, and anxiety that has been building inside me the last six weeks or so as the beginning of the school year has drawn closer.  … Continue reading Mission Impossible: Preparing to Teach in a Covid Red Zone State

Remembering Mama: “A Dandelion for My Mother”–Poetry as Solace

Four years ago today, I lost my beloved mother to stage four pancreatic cancer.  She was my best friend, my confidant, my cheerleader, and my heroine.  As always, I find poetry a source of solace, and today I discovered one of the most gorgeous poems I've ever read that is fitting for today as I … Continue reading Remembering Mama: “A Dandelion for My Mother”–Poetry as Solace