The first five years: Orsch opened in September, 2009. It thrived in the basement of Webster Hall for two years, more than doubled in size, and needed more space. Orsch move to the upstairs of the Arts Center in 2011. It thrived there for another three years. The Art Center was in need of more... Continue Reading →
This summer will mark four years since Orsch’s closing. Once upon a time there was a wonderful little school named Orsch. This little school made countless wonderful discoveries about children and what they truly need in their educational world, what makes them feel whole and happy, what leads to a love of learning, and what... Continue Reading →
Written April 25, 2018 This evening I found myself on a thoughtful, solo walk in the park. Gratefully my life offers this now. I have been contemplative lately. I decided to call Emma to ask for an ear. Wasn’t even sure what I would say. I just needed to tell her my heart at the... Continue Reading →
Written March 31, 2018 Yesterday I stumbled into a memory journey. Picture after picture of smiling faces and color. Vivid examples of true happiness. Freedom. Love. Laughter. Learning. I fell into telling stories, ignoring work to be done in my new career. Sharing experiences with a new colleague. We started on Google Maps, looking for... Continue Reading →
Written March 31, 2018 In the distance I can finally feel you. The hard days are gone, and the memories are left. In pictures, I see only good. In memories, the good begins to surface filling the top layer with color. I can also access the terrible memories, and it’s important to do so. I... Continue Reading →
Written March 2, 2018 It’s Wednesday. The Times is sent to my phone. Now, almost three years later, almost I feel nothing. Every Wednesday since the first Wednesday it has arrived with a message. The first Wednesday was not the worst. All Wednesdays brought terrible news, but the worst was months later. The worst Wednesday... Continue Reading →
Originally written October 15, 2015. Update January 12, 2018--I had no idea how far from ok I was at the time of this writing, nor how much work ahead. The case would be dismissed two and a half months later. We would move to Denver four months after that. I would decide to share my... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W79JSb87iGw&t=13s This video was created by Emily Edwards in April, 2012. It highlights some of the best parts of Orsch. Thank you Emily! We will always treasure this wonderful production.