At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, the most challenging in my entire teaching life, an student wrote in her final reflection, “I learned that what I was thinking was true about good writing is actually good practice!” I had to laugh, because she managed to condense my entire teaching philosophy into a single sentence, a sentence I would never have come up with on my own.
Ultimately, practice is at the heart of my life, whether I’m preparing lesson plans, doing a poetry exercise, learning to identify bird calls, writing to my elected officials, cooking dinner, or sitting in meditation. This site is not just a place to share my work; it’s a space to continue exploring and examing the relationship between creativity, activisim, and practice. I hope you enjoy.
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Hiking at Emma Long Metropolitan Park. Being able to let Astrid off-leash (allowed at the park) and trusting her to stay close to us and play well with other dogs. Finishing my third quilt. Getting to participate in the 100,000 Poets for Change Southwest Haiku Reading on Friday night. You can view the three haikuContinue reading “The Best of It: Weekend Hikes Edition”
My neighborhood Buy Nothing group French onion soup Making enchilada sauce from scratch Hiking at McKinney Roughs Ordering cross-stitch supplies for Christmas ornaments
Thanks to those who participated in the November poetry challenge! One of the fun things has been seeing who enters. I received poems from people that I had no idea were interested in writing! This month’s winner is my friend, Colleen Miller. In lieu of a gift certificate, Colleen opted for a donation in herContinue reading “November Poetry Contest Winner”
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