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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

A Thank-You Note to Winter Storm Jonas

Dear Jonas – I was mad at you on Thursday. You see, your predecessor prompted school to release early on Wednesday without much prior warning. The resulting exhaustion from trying to convince excited kids to engage in math instruction and stress from reworking lesson plans had me a bit raw. And then you showed up.Continue reading “A Thank-You Note to Winter Storm Jonas”

Can’t Please Everybody

The news that my school district will be closed for its fourth snow/ice day rolled in a couple of hours ago. Throughout the past couple weeks, as questionable weather has dominated, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the district’s Facebook page for information. The updates have been pleasant and helpful. The comments? Not soContinue reading “Can’t Please Everybody”

Black Ice

One of the worst car accidents I’ve ever seen happened on black ice. It was several years ago, in front of the school where I used to work. It was a cold morning, well below freezing, but there had been no precipitation for days and so there was no expectation of ice. It turned outContinue reading “Black Ice”

I’ve Fallen – But I Can Get Up!

I’ve just returned from my first ever – Gulp! – ski trip. Experienced skiers – prepare to chuckle. I was nervous yet excited for the trip. I was looking forward to time in the mountains (always a favorite of mine) and some quality time with my man. The nerves? Those were because I knew thatContinue reading “I’ve Fallen – But I Can Get Up!”

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