#94: On Empty

#94: On Empty

Hey there, it’s been a long time. How are you, internets? I’m attending a cooking class at Bread Becker’s, the store where I buy my supplies to grind my own wheat and make all of our bread. (Yes, we live THAT far out in the country, and I also wear bonnets and read by oil […]

#87: When Fruit Isn’t Free

#87: When Fruit Isn’t Free

I’ve heard of people who celebrate birthdays by doing something that might be considered, if not outright dangerous, possibly ill-advised. Climbing the highest mountain, jumping out of perfectly good planes – that kind of thing. By contrast, I am usually more than content with a few balloons, a card or two, maybe a cupcake. Until […]

#62: Trip Planning 101

#62: Trip Planning 101

At the time of this posting I am likely on a plane, heading to another country. International travel is not something I ever, in a million years, imagined would be a part of my life, so I don’t take the extreme privilege for granted. I have been super fortunate to befriend people who just happened […]

#50: Red Carpet Treatment

#50: Red Carpet Treatment

It is a common scene in Hollywood, especially during awards season. Bright lights, swarming paparazzi, beautiful people in designer dresses and tuxedos. Moments when a red carpet is no longer a simple floor covering, but a symbol of status and achievement. It is odd to have red carpet on the brain, so you might reasonably […]

#20: Abracadabra

#20: Abracadabra

I have just recently started watching, from the beginning thanks to Netflix, ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”. I had heard people here and there rave about it, so one night I added it to my streaming queue and settled in to see what the fuss was all about. Three evenings and eight episodes later, I […]

#19: Don’t Let Your Deadlines Be Deadly

#19: Don’t Let Your Deadlines Be Deadly

The dreaded season for giving EMPLOYEE REVIEWS had arrived, and the managers and directors were in a tizzy. Would the new process involve bizarre and inexplicable software? Would there be 15 point development plans, or 360 degree evaluations? Would it be a total time suck? We joked about the 17 page review form favored by […]

#18: On Trying to Find Balance

#18: On Trying to Find Balance

I started the school year with a good attitude. I really did. I was ready to face the challenges, work with the new curriculum, and continue to become a better teacher. Surely this year could not possibly be as stressful as last year. It was a new year. A new beginning and I faced it […]

#17: Searching for Santorini

#17: Searching for Santorini

So y’all aren’t gonna judge me for the international locales of my stories, right? We got that all squared away with one of my last posts, I hope. About eight years ago, I was FRIED. I mean, like if-I-were-a-Hollywood-actress-I’d-be-checking-into-a-facility-for-exhaustion fried. And I don’t mean “exhaustion” as a code for “I’m on crack,” by the way. […]

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