An Educator’s Soul

A week ago, my school selected me among several staff members to travel to the Netherlands.  I am beyond excited to have been given this rare and wonderful opportunity to attend the educational programs and participate in discussions at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.  Below is the essay I wrote as part of my…

Antiseptic

This new antiseptic aesthetic has erased the trappings of what it means to be human, slandering the gamut of emotions and experiences which define our very existence. I thought I knew what I wanted to write about when my fingers flew over the keys and the words above poured forth.  Sitting here, now 15 minutes…

Final Page

Someday, when this final book is done, I’ll slip it back on the shelf. A light shifting of dust will plume into the air becoming suncatchers as they settle, and I, knowing this arduous task is complete, will settle back on the divan like the soft shake of memories from books past. There is a…

Fleeting Moments

Life is made up of fleeting moments like the click, click, click of a slide show switching from one frame to the next. Catch them and hold onto them. But not too tightly! Be more like a child – peeking between thumbs of their cupped hands at the blink, blink, blink of a lightning bug…

Optimizer Prime

If an item on the table is askew, I will square it.  If a drawer is left ajar, I will shut it.  If something needs to be done, I will devise a strategy to accomplish it.  If finances need to be assessed, I will budget them.  If a project needs to be completed, I will…

Writer’s Block

I find myself staring at blank paper, blank screens, blank books, blank faces, blank hearts. I wait for my fingertips to bleed rainbow-colored joy, tear-wrenching sorrow, awe-stricken inspiration, serene-harmonizing peace, into the soul of the world. Featured Image: Pixabay – “Ink” by artemtation (CC0 Public Domain)

Hello, 2017

The ball in New York dropped.  In Texas, the last few minutes of 2016 tick away.  I had considered seeking out some event to attend to ring in 2017, but I am spending a quiet night at home with the love of my life instead.  Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to welcome…