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Finding Joy in everyday teaching

Confession: I was a terrible student until Joy Tilley rocked my 14-year-old mind with her lessons and passion for the perfect, five-paragraph essay. Awful student I was. Never completed homework. Never did a project (nor did my parents “for me” by the way) Could not sit still or focus. My mind was, and still is,…

2021 and writing your COVID-19 elegy

If you are an avid reader, or even if you are not, you have likely heard of “Hillbilly Elegy.” The book was written by J.D. Vance and has subsequently been turned into a movie on Netflix ripe with creative attempts to mimic the sing-song nature of a Eastern Kentucky accent.  That inflection that is deeply…

Spring cleaning in the air

Spring is in the air.  I feel it. I see it. It must be coming. My 11-year-old, Joseph, said it best over the weekend … “Mommy there is something different about the smell of the air outside, it brings back memories for me, like winter will soon be over.” We were outside this weekend for…

2021: The Rest of the Story

Paul Harvey on the radio in the mornings was not something I appreciated as a child. We lived on a farm outside of town. My mom, a reporter, always had to be at work early, and the long, crack-of-dawn car rides to school often included tales from “The Rest of the Story.” Living on the…

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