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Be Ballsome

One thing I am learning about myself is that when I'm clawing my way out of The Sads, all that pent up frustration releases itself in the form of creative energy. I get this fervent (and often slightly obsessed) urge to transform something. To paint a room, rearrange furniture, put words on a blank screen (published or not), or anything of the sort allows me to flush out the … Continue Reading

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Of Teachers, Daughters, and Snowmen

This is a sponsored post about a book that I absolutely adore. It's written by JC Little, my friend (whom I absolutely adore). There is a giveaway waaaay at the bottom of this post. If you want to skip all the storytelling in the middle, go right ahead, but I … Continue Reading

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The Golden Age of Frank

Remember this post from 2009 when Frank finally decided that he wanted to be a PE teacher when he grew up? After years of indecision, Frank's sudden spark of passion to enter into Education came as a relief to me. (I may or may not have been tapping a … Continue Reading



There is a lot of social media chatter about selecting your "word" for the year. This is not a new thing, but it is the first time I've considered selecting a word for myself. It has been a while since I gave myself something to hang onto. Somewhere in the … Continue Reading

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At Odds with the Numbers

There is probably some vague psychological term for the condition of connecting particular feelings with certain numbers. Well, a term other than "OCD" or "batshit crazy." Whatever it is, I have it. Most odd numbers just don't feel right to me, and I feel more … Continue Reading