Friday’s Fast Five…5 Signs You Might Be Getting Old


It’s 2:30 am and my bladder awakes, stirs and informs me with little urgent pangs that we have to pee again. I try to ignore him but my bladder (like all bladders I presume) is persistent, the pangs work to a throb and while watching the silhouette of the ceiling fan’s rhythmic spin I think […]

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10 Questions with Jenny Schoberl author of Kids are Turds


 Jenny Schoberl author of Kids are Turds  and  Musings of a 20-Something Mom and the Perils of Being a Mommy Blogger  has amassed a loyal following of readers through her hysterical, self-deprecating and often obscenity laced blog holdinholden.com.  Jenny is the mother of two and a self-described “pot of stress”. I was curious to know […]

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Friday’s Fast Five…5 Books You Need to Read If…


People assume since I’m an English teacher and writer I love reading. Now, even though this assumption maybe true, people also assume that I’m some book floozie– quick to slide into bed with each and every book that sashays my way. This is not true. Not at all. See, I’m a book snob. I can […]

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Write-a-Thon 2016


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Write-a-Thon Recap


On May 17th, amidst the buzz of the approaching senior prom, WoFo sponsored a Write-a-Thon  at Robbinsville High School . The event attracted thirty-three 12th grade writers. Their mission–in two hours compose an original, personal story which recounts a time where their perspective of themselves or the world at large was challenged. For the contest […]

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Friday’s Fast Five… 5 Links that Made Me Laugh, Question and Think


On Tuesday, I was publicly named the Teacher of the Year at Robbinsville High School–my adopted home for past 13 years. It was an honor reserved for only my best khakis. Cindy and the three kids were in attendance. Cindy took pictures, Dylan begged for food, Chase picked his nose and Haley daydreamed and complained […]

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Why Do You Write? With Lindsay Rosasco of It’s Simply Lindsay


In the Why Write series I ask writers of all ages and experience levels one simple question…why do you write? In this episode, I ask Lindsay Rosasco why she writes. Lindsay is a mom, teacher, writer and curator of itssimplylindsay.com. On her website, Lindsay offers sage advice and insight on an array of subjects including […]

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Friday’s Fast Five… 5 Things Ferris Bueller Taught Us


When I was 13 I was expelled from a weekend religious retreat. Apparently, at this specific retreat,they frown upon politely excusing yourself to the bathroom, punching out a window screen, hopping out the window and spending the duration of the mandatory evening prayer service adventuring through a nearby woods. Of course, at 13 I found […]

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Why Write?


In the Why Write? series I ask writers of all ages and experience levels one simple question… Why write? Rachel Wierzbowski of The University of Pittsburgh explained… Writing is like listening to an exceptional song. It has the power to mend the soul, toprovide an outlet of relief, to express oneself in a way that nothing […]

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Friday’s Fast Five…5 Things I Learned from the “Art” of My Reinvention


My reinvention began in January 2014. That’s when I dropped out of grad school– ending my pursuit of an administrative degree– and decided to commit to writing. That’s when I decided to forego a potential six-figure salary to follow my dream. (Yuck!… reading that sentence is like washing down a fluoride treatment with a glass […]

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