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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Won’t You Take Me Out of Funky Town?

I’m gonna be real here. Real real. I’ve been in a bit of a funk since this school year started. And I’m in the South, so that was two months ago. I’m doing that thing that I used to do in my old life that I promised myself I wouldn’t do anymore. I’m waiting. PromisingContinue reading “Won’t You Take Me Out of Funky Town?”

The Problem With Doing What You Know

When I first started teaching math, I followed the general wisdom of the time that the majority of independent practice should take place outside of the limited classroom time. ¬†As I was advised, I took grades on homework completion, quickly glancing at thirty-plus student papers filled with equations before going over the answers. At thatContinue reading “The Problem With Doing What You Know”


This seems to happen to me every fall. I play host to a common rhinovirus. Apparently, I’m great at making those little buggers feel right at home because they move in and invite all their friends. Some years, I end up with pneumonia. Other years – the lucky ones – I make it through withContinue reading “Unsaid”

Starting Over

“I can’t do this.” “Why should I try again? I’m just going to fail.” “Maybe I’m just no good at this.” “I’m tired of trying.” I hear those refrains from my coaching clients about lifestyle changes. I hear them from my blog followers about relationships. And, most of all, I hear them from my studentsContinue reading “Starting Over”

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