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”
Meet Percy. Percy, the people lover. My mom introduced us in the late 70s. For many years he had a paper tag, proving his title was not an invention of hers, but rather the name with which he arrived. For as long as I can remember, in each of our houses, he has hung aboveContinue reading “The People Lover”
This week’s invitation is to notice small . . . then notice smaller. The invitation reminded me of a favorite quote: There is comfort in “thinking small.” I first came across this quote while I was reading Kalman’s book to distract myself as I waited for my dad to make it through heart surgery. ItContinue reading “Think Small is My New Hobby”
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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