Tag Archives: life

Breathe

Forgive me if this post is a bit jumbled.  I have a lot to write, and I can’t guarantee that it’ll make sense.  I am not happy….with anything, really.  I’ve been depressed for months.  Not depressed to the point where … Continue reading

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End of the Semester CrapFest

You’d think after being a student…for a long, long time…and then teaching for 8 years, I’d be used to end of semester stress.  I’m not. I know when it comes, how long it lasts, and what it entails, but I … Continue reading

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Freeze-Frame

Folks, I’m tired.  TIRED.  So tired, I think I could sleep for a month, and I’d still be exhausted.  It’s a combination of stress (work), kids (waking up every few hours during the night), and…I don’t know what else.  I … Continue reading

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Fear of Evaluation

So, along with all of the New Year’s Resolutions and Goals, many folks are evaluating their lives, and thinking about the kind of life they want to live. I’m afraid to do that. I’m afraid that if I think about … Continue reading

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Guilt

For some reason today, a modified version of a line from a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem is running through my mind today. In his poem “We Wear the Mask,” he writes, “We wear that mask that grins and lies.” Instead, … Continue reading

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What I Do Not Make

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending a reading by poet-teacher Taylor Mali.  His poem “What Teachers Make” inspires me every time I hear it.  Please take a moment to check it out.  I’ll wait. Pretty awesome, right?  … Continue reading

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Here’s Your Sign

The other day, I was playing Words With Friends, and noticed an interesting message on the board. And just like that, I had a sign.  To write poetry again.  To focus on publishing again.  All things I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

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