Collected Writings

Lounging Around

My classroom is right next door to the staff lounge.  This comes in handy in the following situations:  Putting  a cup of instant coffee in the microwave, going back to my room to change from my winter boots to my school shoes, and returning to retrieve it. Same as #1 but with tea and checking … Read More »

Look at me!

On Super Bowl Sunday I showered and ventured out – as far as I would likely go for the rest of the day. I was headed to the recycling bins in the parking garage. If it had been trash, I wouldn’t have had to go further than the trash shoot down the hall. But alas. … Read More »

Make Your Own Rules

One day this fall, Axel, Little L and I were walking through the park to discover it was closed for an event— Or was it?  You had to admire the ingenuity of the folks who put the sign up. Some people probably stayed away from their game of frisbee just because they said so.  Maybe. … Read More »

Be Good-at-the-Half-Sock

Have you ever tried going to bed with cold toes? Who can fall asleep that way? But have you ever awoken in the middle of the night, just a little overheated? Oh, if you could only get those socks off… but it’s just so much work. Or is it? Not when you’re wearing what I … Read More »

Be Bad-at-Cleaning

This fall we were so happy to host Ned and Charlotte as guests. Being overwhelmed with even the simplest tasks, we were unable to do the half-acceptable bathroom clean that we would usually do before a visit. We were, however, able to procure them clean sheets, which felt like a small win. I apologized to … Read More »

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