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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


March 25, 2013

Today I am off my game.

Today I am too busy waiting for a too far away spring break myself to corral a classroom of teenagers into focus.

Today I am ready to move on to next year when I will really get this teaching thing right.

Today I am struggling to find moments to be proud of amidst the ugly mess of teaching middle school language arts.

Today I am slicing beyond the deadline.  Again.

Today I am feeling like I don’t belong.

Today I am visited by three administrators who know little about me or my teaching, but know lots about making people feel judged. 

Today is over, for those who live by eastern time.

Today I wish I lived further east.

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