I have always loved the gaps, the spaces between things, as much as the things. 

Naomi Shihab Nye, poet


“I love a metaphor. I don’t know if you know that about me.” -Karamo Brown, Queer Eye, Season 5, episode 7 I walk through the world, unaware. Until one day, I notice. Noticing changes me. Not a grand, flashy sort of change; rather a quiet, seeps deep down into the marrow sort of change. TheContinue reading “Rescue”


This week I participated in a webinar with poet Georgia Heard offered by my state reading council. Heard spoke about wanting students to see the world like poets. Then she shared specific ways to help students find poetry, write using mentors, and revise their poems. The point of revision, she noted, is to match theContinue reading “Gray”

Why I Write

a response to invitation #1 Recently, I participated in the #100daysofnotebooking challenge started by Michelle Haseltine. One of my notebook entries is a list of reasons why I write: But I don’t think the truth is on that list. In her TED Talk, Susan Conley (author of The Foremost Good Fortune) shared her response toContinue reading “Why I Write”

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