An Early Morning Run (a poem)

An Early Morning Run An early morning run Leads me through Neenah’s leaf strewn streets. Leaves crunch beneath my feet, and ghostly shadows of sailboats arise from the harbor.   Running through Neenah’s leaf strewn streets, makes me feel like all is well with the world. Ghostly shadows of sailboats arise from the harbor. The…

Definitely A Stretch (literally and figuratively)

My alarm went off at 5:15, but I had been in a blissful state of semiconsciousness for about a half hour. My mind was filled with tranquility. You see, I am a teacher and summer vacation had finally arrived. As I wiped the sleep from my eyes however, nervous trepidation crept into my body, as I…

Disappointment and A Poem, But Not a Poem About Disappointment

Yesterday I missed running the Green Bay Cellcom 1/2 Marathon for the first time in many years. A stubborn knee "issue" forced me to halt my training 7 weeks ago, and I still have not been able to run without pain.  I even made a last ditch effort  to see if somehow, I had experienced a miraculous…

Healthy Kids

  A few weeks ago was Teacher Appreciation week; it was a week filled with a special lunch, a 10 minute chair massage, a student created "flower" bouquet, fresh cut flowers, gift cards, dark chocolate, chia seed bars, coconut water and an antioxidant nut mix...many of my favorite things, and I felt very appreciated! The best gift of the week,…