Category Archives: Other Thoughts

Prologue to Something

As the school year is winding to a close, I am so thankful for your patience with me, particularly with posting Child of the Kaites.  My long-term subbing job for the past couple months has been deeply challenging.  I have definitely … Continue reading

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Hey all!  Yesterday, I mentioned that E.B. Dawson had interviewed me for her blog.  Well, today is the day that interview came out!  Visit her site to read all about it through this link.  Then let both of us know … Continue reading

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“Shake the Dust”

In the absence of a Child of the Kaites chapter this week, I’d like to share with you a Spoken Word that I’ve used with my students this week.  Hopefully it can inspire you 🙂

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My Apologies

Dear readers, I have happy news!!  I’m starting a new job as a long-term substitute teacher.  You may know that I’ve been a day-to-day substitute this year (and, if you’re interested, you can read some about that adventure over on … Continue reading

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Dressember Update #4

Merry [belated] Christmas!! I hope your day was full of love and cheer. As of today, Dressember has raised over $950,000!!!  That’s $25,000 more than last year.  Here’s proof of my continued participation: As we celebrate the birth of He … Continue reading

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Dressember 2016 Update #3

I’m a writer.  That usually means that I’m pretty good at putting my thoughts into writing–much better, in fact, at writing what I think than at saying what I think. It also happens that sometimes, when I feel something very … Continue reading

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What to Expect for the Future

Surprise!  Two posts in one day!  I had originally planned on combining that with the earlier post about Dressember, but I ended up saying so much over there that I thought it better to break this up. Some months ago, … Continue reading

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Dressember Update #2

According to the National Institute of Justice, human trafficking is: “Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years … Continue reading

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Nephew

Today I interrupt your regularly scheduled programming of poetry and stories for a life update: My best friend’s baby was born!!! I can’t remember if I mentioned that I was co-planning her baby shower.  It ended up being the most … Continue reading

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Dressember 2016 and Why You Should Join

Good Monday, my dear readers!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  It rained where I am today–and I absolutely love the rain.  See this poem as an example of that love, and also as an example … Continue reading

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