Beholding the Christmas Season

One day of finals stands between this teacher and her Christmas break. Plates of cookies and a mound of semi-wrapped gifts await my notice (although, to be fair, the cookies have been receiving quite a bit of attention the past few days). Student smiles remain attached to gifts of coffee mugs, pumpkin bread mix, holiday... Continue Reading →


To be perfectly honest…

Amidst the holiday cheer tragedy strikes. Tragedy struck. Tragedy will strike again. I'm confounded by the juxtaposition of life and death. The memories play over and over again. The Spring day eight years ago that my grandmother's chest continued to rise and fall with tubes and machines, so that my uncle could marry his bride... Continue Reading →

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