Every dog deserves their story. So here's Duke's: He came to live with us September of 2004. He got his name from me. My very first dog as a kid was named Duchess. But this was a boy dog, so Duke it was. We got him on Friday and by Monday afternoon, he was our … Continue reading Duke
Let's just go ahead and start here on my 50 before 50 journey. I mean... Washington is where I was born, where I've lived my entire life. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful North Cascades. I spent my first 12 years in Everett, just blocks from the hospital where I was birthed by my … Continue reading Washington
Last year was full of so many new experiences. Amazing adventures. After my 40th, people asked...now what? And I claimed that I would keep adventuring. Then I didn't. I'm not sure exactly why. If I were to psycho-analyze myself, I'd say that all the build-up to turning 40 was such a high and then I … Continue reading My Adventuring Hiatus Is Over…
Not the ones I own. Not the ones I want to buy. Nope. The shoes that other people wear. Namely the kids I teach. We get caught up in the game of school. The learning of academic subjects and all the "what education is supposed to be" sort of stuff. But today was different. Today … Continue reading Shoes
UPDATE: I'm such a slacker I didn't even finish the post and share it. So here it is better late than never 😂 ORIGINAL POST: I've been a writing slacker. Turning 40 was kind of a relief. I mean it was amazing completing 40 new adventures before 40, but it was exhausting. So here this … Continue reading 2017…that’s a wrap!
Probably not. I work hard, love my kids, share my extreme passion for all things science and do my best to teach and inspire them. I also do and say various dumb things on any given occasion. Yesterday was no exception. Read on for details of two great teacher fails of the day. I forgot … Continue reading Teacher of the year?
It's there. It's everywhere. I promise. And there's way more of it than there's not. I mean there has to be, right? This weekend a young person from our community committed suicide. I can't begin to understand how that person felt and what they were going through. It's so confusing. My heart aches for the … Continue reading Where is the love?
I have something to say finally... I know you've been missing my rambles as I've been on my post 40 before 40 hiatus. I'm back ___________ (I kind of wanted to add a word that rhymes with itches here, but I refrained). Sort of. Keeping it PG people. Sort of. So a bunch of people … Continue reading I’m back…
Oh come on. You laughed didn't you... I have so many great ones for this. Soaring into my 40's. Passing 40 with flying colors. My plans for 40 are falling into place. Laughing yet? What is the hardest part about skydiving? The ground. If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving is not for you. Bahahaha! … Continue reading I’m 40…So I Threw Myself Out Of An Airplane
Tomorrow is the big day. The infamous birthday. The one that started it all. Today I will embark on my final adventure of my 40 before 40. But that post is for tomorrow. Sorry friends, my finale will have to wait because today is about reflecting... On what I've accomplished and what I have learned. … Continue reading It’s Almost Tomorrow