To be found again


To be found again It’s September 11, 2019 and I’m 39. I’m in my writing room–writing– because that’s what I do and because the last few days have been hard. My children started at a new school. Cindy started a new job. And I am back in the classroom teaching. Our schedules are packed with […]

Happy Diagnosis-versary! Why you should celebrate your worse day


Happy Diagnosis-versary! Why you should celebrate your worst day An MRI on September 4, 2013 revealed my brain damage. If you have been reading write on fight on for awhile you know all about my broken brain and I don’t want to bore you. And if you’re visit me for the first time–what took you […]

Designing an extraordinary life (or what I learned on summer vacation)


Designing an extraordinary life (or what I learned on summer vacation) My summer began with a wedding and ended with a funeral. And life happened between. But isn’t that how life goes? Life is dog-eared, for better or worse, with big moments. Big moments that we cut and paste into a mental a scrap book […]

50 things (we hope) our children learned this summer


50 things (we hope) our children learned this summer Cindy and I are not the “Parents of the Year.”  We are just as confused, distracted, overwhelmed, stressed as other parents.  Most days we parent on a wing and a prayer and a beer. Most days we are frauds. Some days our children don’t shower. Some […]

My friend is dead but I’m bring her back to life (or Voodoo)


My friend is dead but I’m bringing her back to life (or Voodoo) For Susan Parker–“Slow down, you crazy child…” And thanks for “fucking” loving me.  On Saturday, a former student emailed me at 2 am to say she’s leaving for Colorado State University in a few hours and can’t find her Creative Writing final, […]

Body+Mind+Soul Sunday


Hey everyone, I believe a good day, a healthy day, a cleansing day, is a day where you energize your body, mind, and soul. Here is this week’s edition of Body+Mind+Soul Sunday– a 3 point list of things that have helped, challenged, informed, and inspired me and I hope they do the same for you. […]

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Are we having fun yet?


Are we having fun yet? All summer long I’ve been helping high school 12th graders write their college applications essays. When we first meet, most students see writing as a chore. Writing, like cleaning their room, is something an adult made them do. They assume writing is simply a matter of slogging through 5 paragraph […]

Body+Mind+Soul Sunday


Hey everyone, I believe a good day, a healthy day, a cleansing day, is a day where you energize your body, mind, and soul. Here is this week’s edition of Body+Mind+Soul Sunday– a 3 point list of things that have helped, challenged, informed, and inspired me and I hope they do the same for you. […]

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Taking your own advice


Taking your own advice The other day my brother dropped 2 cords of firewood in my driveway. Though I appreciate the free firewood the problem is I have to haul the firewood, piece by piece, from the driveway to the deep corner of our backyard to 3-walled, roofed hut where the firewood is kept dry. […]

Body+Mind+Soul Sunday 


Hey everyone, First, I apologize for not getting this post to your inbox on Sunday. I read the calendar wrong. Sorry! So–I’m adding something new to the blog. I believe a good day, a healthy day, a cleansing day, is a day where you energize your body, mind, and soul. But in the demands of […]

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