Doing The Heart Work

I drop off two boxes of generic school food and two bags of chocolate milk pints on the cement stoop — rapping on the storm door that I know will not open while I am standing there. I am acutely aware of the school that sits across the street from this house, its parking lot […]

Resigned

Four brave prosecutors have resigned from the DOJ in protest of Trump’s meddling.  I am impressed with their fortitude despite the almost guaranteed fallout that will follow. I have heard many pundits on television of-late calling for more resignations to “send a message.” To me, and many others, they have acted heroically by forfeiting the […]

“Shining…still!”

  Where do I begin? I have always been fascinated by the light. As a child, I recall watching the glow of Sunday afternoon rays as they filtered through my mother’s bedroom window. I was entranced by the dust motes that seemingly danced in those luminous shafts. As I grew older, I observed that the […]

A Final Reflection

Wednesday…. My last “regular class” files out the door upon the ringing of the bell.  There are reminders from me to “Study for your final!” and slightly convincing reassurances of “I will…”  in response.  The door closes and the room is quiet. 28 years… 28 years of papers.  28 years of projects.  28 years of […]

What Success Feels Like

He is a little short.  A little round.  A tad immature, socially. Not athletic…at all. And he is self-aware enough to be okay with that. Instead of doing his work, he often draws.  His cartoons are impressively detailed, his colors vibrant, his designs full of whimsy and movement. And, oh boy, can he write. Often […]

Notes From A Wide-Eyed Optimist

Not a nibble. I’d lost count of the number of applications I had filled out.  The candidate questionnaires I had completed.  My hopes rose each time I checked my email or reviewed my profile views. My hopes crashed with every in-box stuffed only with Talbot’s sales notifications. Nada. Despite all my optimism, all my confidence […]