Month: March 2017

37 Thoughts I Had About Life This Past Year


  I turn 37 this week. To my surprise, I don’t mind getting older. Seriously. I would much rather be 37 then 27. Sure 10 years ago I was a few pounds lighter and strapped with a few less responsibilities but at 37, I feel like I’m finally starting to really learn some things. I […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Kellye Statz


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features English teacher, coach and one of my former students Kellye Statz. I would like to thank Kellye for her interview and for her dedication to the teaching profession. Students are highly intuitive and if […]

The Awkward Dance of Parenting


Maybe the key to good parenting is knowing when to get the hell out of your child’s way. I bought her flowers. I complimented the elegance of her dress, the loose curls in her hair. I made her laugh and held her hand as we posed for pictures. I escorted her to the car, opened the […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Jasmine Hawkins


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features English teacher, writer and spoken word artist Jasmine Hawkins. I would like to thank Jasmine for her interview and for her dedication to the teaching profession. You have to love your students and be […]

The Plan (or why I dropped out of grad school and started my own business)


We enter adulthood with a plan. Maybe it’s hashed out over a cup of coffee or maybe a shot or two of tequila but nonetheless we were once pie-eyed dreamers standing at our threshold, staring out into the future, sketching a map that appeared direct and seamless and promised us the life we thought we […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Bryan Fisher


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features history teacher, coach, and New York Jets fan Byran Fisher. I would like to thank Bryan for his interview and for his dedication to the teaching profession. Relationships are the foundation of great teaching. […]

What I Learned from My Year of Writing


This week marks one full year of writing and publishing at least one original blog post a week. I’m proud to announce that this act of showing up and writing stands as a personal milestone. See, for years I wanted to be a writer but convinced myself that the time wasn’t right to undertake such an endeavor. So […]


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WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Kelly O’Neill


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features special education teacher and one of my oldest friends Kelly O’Neill. I would like to thank Kelly for her interview, for being a life-long friend and for her dedication to the teaching profession. Find what clears your mind and […]

Bowling with God (or a curious conversation with my son about death)


When I grow up I still want to see the world through childish eyes. A few days after writing Advice from the Dead, Chase and I were in the car together. I’m driving, he’s tucked in the backseat and it’s raining. Of course it’s raining. Stories like this are almost always punctuated by weather. With the […]