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…

Breakfast!

I don't understand breakfast skippers. I just don't. I mean, I start looking forward to breakfast as I lay in bed the night before I'm going to eat it. In fact, somedays, I start planning the next day's breakfast while I'm eating the current day's breakfast! Perhaps I should join a support group. Breakfast is,…

Diet is a 4 Letter Word

Diets don't work. Statistics prove it. Perhaps it's because people view diets as a means to an end, rather than a way to live. But what if we changed the way we thought about diets? What if we thought of a diet as a long term solution to gain health rather than a short term solution to lose…

Just One Little Pill

My husband and I spend a significant amount of  time traveling, as all three children attend school out of state. Car rides and plane trips are great excuses for me to indulge in one of my guilty pleasures...reading. Better yet, these trips provide the perfect opportunity for me to enlighten my husband with my newly attained knowledge. He is ever…