Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips and Pecans

These muffins are yummy. Moist. Tender. Not too sweet. Pumpkin 'y'. Enough chocolate to tease you. Enough pecans to make me forever grateful I now live in a state where pecans are plentiful. (Pecans just may become my new obsession.) As a matter of fact, these are sooo good, I won't even pull out the…

I Write Because the World Needs More Honesty

Why do I write? Why do I feel compelled to write down the jumbled up thoughts bouncing around in my head? I mean, it's not as if the words magically flow out of my head and through my fingertips with great ease, that's for sure. The process of writing is not easy. To be honest,…

Teachers, Christians, Vegans, and Health Bloggers

Each fall, as my students embark on their first narrative writing piece of the year, I am reminded of the importance of (re)teaching the art of elaboration. My students will (fingers crossed) tell you that when narrative writers elaborate, they provide the reader with a more complete picture of who they are. For instance, my…