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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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