30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 10

Today I am thankful to watch several students I know cross the stage for their high school diploma. For many of them, to get to this point was a struggle. Much of the struggle could have been avoided if habits were better, but even if they were better, some of them still had mountains to… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 10

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 3

Today I am thankful for my kids – not the biological one, or even the ones who have become part of my family by choice and happenstance, though I am beyond grateful for them too. I’m talking about my students. Being an educator can sometimes be burdensome to one’s own family, difficult, maddening and downright… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 3

Good things…nestled gently in a storm of yuck.

Sometimes good things happen…and sometimes they happen in quick succession.  So when they do, I like to acknowledge them, thank the Universe and pray that things continue to align.  They also, as it has happened now, seem to oftentimes occur in the middle of a crapstorm. So without further adieu… I got a raise!  Now… Continue reading Good things…nestled gently in a storm of yuck.

Little by little…

…she got closer to the sand. She climbed up the ladder and slid down the slide. She picked up the shovels and poured sand in the tins. She made sand cakes alone, and watched from afar But slowly, let friends join her as she drove pretend cars Once she sat on the bench, now she runs… Continue reading Little by little…

Friday Night’s Alright for Writing #20 – Cooks, Commandments and a Confession

Say whaaaat?  I know, I haven’t done one of these in months (nearly 8 to be exact, oy) and it’s about time I get back to it.  So here goes… Many moons ago, I volunteered to help out during the Model Seder in Maya’s class.  What’s that, you ask? It’s a mock (not as in… Continue reading Friday Night’s Alright for Writing #20 – Cooks, Commandments and a Confession

30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 21

Today I am thankful for a great supervisor. We’ve worked together for a little over 6 years, and before I had Maya, our roles were reversed. I returned to work as part of her staff instead of the other way around, and I couldn’t ask for a better boss lady. She’s a great listener, and… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks – 2013 – Day 21