When it’s a challenge

I'm brushing my teeth and stewing in discontent and frustration. Blemishes from too much chocolate and too much stress pockmark my reflection. Harsher blemishes from sarcasm and the three-ring circus we call "middle school" pockmark my soul. In the midst of my grumbling scrubbing, a still, small whisper breaks through my revere. "What about giving thanks? What... Continue Reading →

Four small tokens of gratitude. They happen to be chocolate.

My desk is covered in papers and miscellaneous teaching supplies. Make-up work for two students - one who has been downed by a stomach virus, another who is heading to Hawaii for a family wedding - nearly slides off the edge. Psychedelic Kleenex box perches near partially-completed current event report and often-jammed stapler. Coffee sits precariously near very full agenda... Continue Reading →

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