a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Sunday, March 15, 2015


March 29, 2012

When I was younger, I loved Anastasia Krupnik and her Secret Green Notebook from the book by Lois Lowry.  So, today I decided to connect to my inner child and create an Anastasia-style pair of lists. 

Things I Love!  
Books That Make Me Feel Nostalgic (like Anastasia Krupnik)
Two Writing Teachers
Being Hopeful
Barking Dogs
Calling My Mom
Perfect Outfit Days
French Fries
Singing In The Car
Falling Asleep
Sharing Secrets
Barking Dogs (maybe!)

Things I Hate!
My Husband Falling Asleep Before Me
High Stakes Tests
Being Woken Up By An Alarm
Not Having A Slice Idea
Barking Dogs
Cottage Cheese
People Who Have Never Taught Middle School Making Decisions About Curriculum
Being Late

1 comment:

  1. Lists are fun to create and so telling by choices we reveal through them.