A Different Mindset (And a recipe involving chocolate and peanut butter!)

Last spring, at the ripe old age of 48, I experienced a "first". I ran the Green Bay Marathon as part of a relay team. I hadn't been part of the marathon environment since September 2014. (You can read about that experience here. It wasn't pretty. Actually, it was pretty ugly. I only wrote about it because I teach ELA…

A Warm Heart and A Warm Belly

I've been neglecting my blogging life these past few weeks. As much as I have been itching to write, my adult self (you know...the responsible one) knew I needed to adhere to the old  "business before pleasure" adage. The business being correcting 110+ 6th grade personal narratives and 110+ journal responses, and writing 110+ report card comments.…