Lists and Expectations 2

A short post today…a few lists, and a few thoughts. Lists of things I loved in 2017 3 Books Her Body and Other Stories – Carmen Maria Machado Ongoingness – Sarah Manguso Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds   3 Netflix/Crave Shows Godless Line of Duty 19-2 (and perhaps related, […]

Banff Writing Residency 2

Before I left for nine days in Banff, I had a list of things to finish. One of those things was my September post. I never got to it because I had so many other things to finish up, and if I had any writing time, I wanted to spend […]

Life Measured in Pickles 3

In London this spring, trapped in the maze of the Churchill War Rooms, we were hungry. Granola bars held off the worst of it, but by the time we made it out to street level, the kids were grumpy. I used Google to find a deli where I hoped we […]

Occupations and Preoccupations 1

Another month has gone by! I went back through old posts, and it’s nice to see there is a progression, or progress, small as it is. I’ve spent much of the past year-and-a-half forcing a writing life that felt like the embodiment of dryer lint stuck in my throat. I’ve […]

June Post 3

As I mentioned in my last post, I seem to have lost any sense of creativity for blogging. Part of it is just being worn out. June is always challenging, but this year seemed more intense than usual. That said, I always end the year grateful for my time with […]

Procrastination Revelation

Well, mere hours from another deadline, I post. My will to blog is flagging. I have started a tinyletter about teaching and learning. Feel free to subscribe – https://tinyletter.com/tinyteachings Posts are not very frequent yet, but I’m spending a lot more time at school, and would love to share some stories, […]

Catching Up (and catching some rays) 1

I chose this title because with this post, I’ve caught up to my goal – it’s my fourth post in four months. April zipped past – home from the UK, back at school, a trip to Regina, and then, this past weekend, taking my poetry team to the ever-inspiring Can […]

March Post Mid-April

I really did write a post while in London! However, it doesn’t really reflect my feelings on the place, so I suppose I’ll just post some pictures. Lately, I want to write about so many things going on that I can’t narrow them down. Today I wrote 500 words about my […]

Another Year…

With only a few hours to go in the month, I need to post a blog to keep my Twelve in ’17 – one post per month – promise to myself. I’ve written two pieces for the blog this month, and have posted neither. One seemed too silly and simple, […]