We finally took down our Christmas tree on Saturday, halfway through January. I’ve always taken it down before I go back to school after Christmas break, but my timing got a little thrown off this year with New Year’s falling on the week-end. The plan was to take it down after church on New Year’s… Continue reading A Light in the Corner
I started back to school this week, my 17th year as a media specialist. I’m in a school I love with a great staff, a new principal who is excited and collegial, and students and families I have come to know and love. After 17 years I feel like I should know what I’m doing,… Continue reading Go Away!
I recently had a nice trip to North Myrtle Beach with some good friends. I grew up coming here to the Grand Strand before it was covered with high rise condos, and I love the wide beach and swimming in the waves of the Atlantic. This stretch of beach is not the best for shelling,… Continue reading Broken Pieces
Grace shows up: a drama Cast of characters: Me, enjoying a midweek run on a sunny evening Ashley, a senior in high school, on her way to youth group at her church Junior, a white terrier dog, sitting on his front porch, watching for anyone passing his house Act I The three of us converge… Continue reading Grace shows up: a drama
We're all hiding something. I have been thinking about this ever since our tree man was out a few weeks ago to take away yet another of our big old trees, this one a giant walnut that was uprooted during a bad storm. "That big walnut came down because it was weak on the inside,"… Continue reading Covering Up