I had the amazing opportunity to go on safari into both the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti a few weeks back. It was truly beyond expectations and I was filled with awe nearly 24/7 for four, precious days. Here is my photo-journal. The Ngorongoro Crater was nothing that I was expecting. It is a huge… Continue reading On Safari
I currently teach fifth grade humanities. What this means is that the subjects that are covered are numerous, they overlap, they collide, and they require students to ponder and question. They examine global history from the 1400's to 1865, and learn to write, read and understand nuances of language. They also take part in a… Continue reading Impact Project
Are you tired of lugging heavy litter in from the store? Sick of dumping clumps of clay into your garbage? Cat litter does not have to be this awful. Thank goodness for Pretty Litter. This company has found an earth positive solution to the monthly (if not weekly) dreaded cleaning and replacing of our furry… Continue reading Pretty Litter for Cats
Hi! Lots has changed over the last month. I've moved states, bought a house, started a new job, started coaching 3 volleyball teams, started teaching a youth creative writing class and...found a little sister - 2 months old/2 lbs - for my Oscar (cat) who lost his brother one month ago. PHEW! I am loving… Continue reading Adventures in Writing
Happy New Year Everyone! As I did not win the big Powerball, I'm still teaching in Gallup, NM. 🙂 My kids and I have finally moved into a rhythm that seems to mostly work for all of us. My sixth graders are just about through a unit on Malala Yousafzai, the young girl in Pakistan… Continue reading Its a New Year!
Hi All, A few months ago my mom found a really fun, wooden chest. It was covered in a circus motif and painted by a local artist in her town. With my nephew's baby on the way, she snatched it up and sent me a picture of it. Seeing the chest sparked an idea and… Continue reading My First Book, The Launch