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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

When You Can No Longer Rely on Distractions

It’s my first day of spring break. And I’m struggling. For the other 18 years of my teaching career, I reached spring break both exhausted and relieved, ready for a break from the relentless and overly-structured schedule of teaching. But this year? I’m panicky, only now realizing how much I’ve relied on the need toContinue reading “When You Can No Longer Rely on Distractions”

Trying to Think in a Time of Stress

I wrote a blog post over the weekend. Then, after it was published, I went back and reread it. And I noticed something startling. In half a dozen cases, I left out whole words. Not typos. Not the wrong word. Or even a missing letter. Simply no word at all. And that’s not the allContinue reading “Trying to Think in a Time of Stress”

A Note to My Readers

It’s been a surreal day, as I’m sure it’s been for many of you. Instead of the planned professional development I was supposed to present, I spent the morning packing up my classroom, preparing online lessons and messaging students about classes for the upcoming week. It felt like preparing for summer break but without theContinue reading “A Note to My Readers”

Thoughts From the Edge of a Pandemic

It’s a strange time right now, isn’t it? The entire globe is facing an imminent threat, the first since technology has us so connected and plugged in all the time. It’s a pressure cooker for human behavior, amplifying our usual responses and coping mechanisms. As of this moment, we don’t know what is overreaction andContinue reading “Thoughts From the Edge of a Pandemic”

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