Do You Have Time?

We all have time.  But how much? And how will we spend it? As an educator, I struggle with doing too much. As a teacher, I packaged content endlessly, provided feedback on everything, read tirelessy, reflected on everything.  It consumed me. It consumes many.  Balance, alignment, living a rich life away from school – all […]

A Child’s Best Hope

She hated me. I didn’t know a lot about her, but I knew this for sure. She hated me with every stare down as I walked through the halls, with every glare when I entered one of her classes, and with every silent meeting in my office – me talking, and her projecting her hatred […]

Every Single Day is Special

It’s December 19th. For years, this has been one of the most difficult days of the entire year.  Last year it got even harder. On December 19, 1999, my friend, Patricia Fry Anderson (who became my sister-in-law when I married her younger brother), was killed in a car accident on the way home from watching […]