Sunshine streamed through the sheers. While in the hazy transition from sleep to full alertness I thought about how my Sunday would unfold. Outside beckoned with enticing rays while inside summoned me with my good intentions. The breeze brought a tense bickering to my slumbering ears. I eavesdropped as Outside and Inside decided my day’s… Continue reading The Bickering Of Outside And Inside
My line of first graders quietly snaked behind me on our way to the cafeteria. Shepherding a classroom of hungry seven (or so) year olds in an orderly fashion to lunch and subsequent recess was a coup especially if you’re not their REAL teacher, but a substitute. Furthermore, they had just escaped the clutches of the… Continue reading Substitute Teacher Chronicles: Thinking Like A First Grader
The group’s simultaneous audible intake of breath deemed the sight incredible. Was the reaction to a quadruple rainbow after a drenching? Hardly Was the effect from a panoramic vista following an arduous climb? Not at all Was the response to a daring rescue in the midst of a dangerous situation? Negative A table ringed with… Continue reading Pocket These Thoughts
“So where did Joy go?” While neck deep in developing a writing career, nurturing a romantic relationship, and building stronger family relationships I had neglected my friendship with Joy. A dear, fun loving friend, who had seen me through difficult times, was slipping through my fingers because I hadn’t taken time for her in my… Continue reading Finding Joy at Northlands Storytelling Confabulation!
“No photos allowed inside,” the sullen fudge maker cautioned. She returned to her marble slab kneading the chocolate confectionery. Chastened, I wandered out of the sentry’s sight deep into the cluttered souvenir shop. Lake Geneva T-shirts, beach sundries, and boating themed kitchen utensils filled the aisles. The far wall sported an array of inspirational signs.… Continue reading Bantering With Inspirational Signs