I was born in 1971 to the most amazing momma. I was raised in a time of relative peace in this country; my mom was not. She knew. She knew the perils of failed leadership and she knew the perils of war. She knew, first hand, of failed rights for humans with skin darker than... Continue Reading →

Stressed Kids

Two news articles got me thinking about kids again recently. I’ve been out of the loop of educational discussion lately, so it was good to jump back into thinking about kids’ world views. I went to The Badass Teachers and The Badass Parents Facebook groups to brush up on how they're all feeling as well.... Continue Reading →

The Passionate Middle

I recently started a Facebook group named The Passionate Middle. It’s an exciting new endeavor for me. Check it out and join in if you like! 🙂 The Passionate Middle A place for meaningful discussion. A place where all political affiliations are welcome, but ranting, attacking, insulting, pedaling conspiracy theories, and siting questionable sources are... Continue Reading →

ThinkRadio Presents It was lovely to have a conversation about kids with Alan Wartes! Thank you Alan and Issa! Personally, I like the audio version best... 🙂 Links below. "Continue Reading..." to access links. You can find the show at, You Tube,  iTunes,  Stitcher,  Spotify and other podcast outlets. Please subscribe and rate the show while you’re there. And share... 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 →

Memory Journey

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 →

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