Addendum to Endings…um…

So – yesterday’s post caused a bit of concern amongst my friends and family. Don’t be. Please. The time time for concern was when I was in, as Anne of Green Gables would say, “The Depths of Despair.” And we all know what Marilla said about that. (If you don’t […]

Endings 5

I have written and rewritten this post so many times – that’s why such a long delay. I start with the intention of not allowing the hurt I’ve felt drive my words, but it’s clear that it still does. I fear if I don’t write them, they will clog my […]

Hearing me – Teaching Part 1b 1

Beware: Herein lies a clumsy comparison between gardening and teaching. To write about these past two years is supposed to be freeing and healing. And it is. To go unheard for that long left a lot of unsaid words stuck in my throat. It’s been a difficult thing to talk about, […]

Hearing me – Teaching (part 1) 2

Lately I’ve found there are events and words that I can’t seem to shake. And they must be shaken so I can write fiction and non-fiction that will amplify my voice in a positive way. This post is about being told I should “quit teaching.” One thing I’ve learned since I […]

Plus ça change…

Since the school musical wrapped up in January, things have been such a whirlwind, I’ve barely had time to process the changes that are coming. We are on the final countdown to our new home. It’s energized our family, allowing us to clean – no, to scour – every corner of […]

Essay Playlist 6

The positive support I received from my last blog post (thank you!)  has given me the courage to write some of the harder things I’ve gone through over the past while. Two new essays are plotted, and one is taking shape. I’ve struggled to finish them because until now, I […]

Ghomeshied. (possible triggers) 3

I don’t want to write about Ghomeshi. I don’t know him. I don’t care to. I don’t want to capitalize on others’ pain or be called a bandwagon jumper. I don’t want to write about trigger warnings and abuse and manipulation, and anger at the system. I don’t want to […]