Sharks, Dolphins, and Nachos

Probably not seeing the connection, are you? Hold on. Let's start with sharks. You're familiar with them, yes? Aggressive, blood thirsty, dangerous... You see one, you run. Or swim. Fast. In the other direction. Dolphins on the other hand? People pay big bucks to swim with dolphins. Totally different reputation: social, playful, intelligent. People get their picture taken…

Who Has Your Back?

This past week, I attended a conference on Reader's Workshop Structure in Secondary English. The presenter began by inquiring about our teaching beliefs. Then, she asked who the experts were that supported our beliefs. Dang! Very, very thought provoking. Arriving home that afternoon, I couldn't stop thinking about my beliefs and 'who had my back'. I couldn't wait to go out for a…

My Latest Addiction

  I hate to admit it, but I've made these three times over the course of a couple of weeks. I could say I was trying to perfect the recipe, but truth be told, the recipe was darn near perfect from the get go. I've been eating one (okay, some days two) a day simply because they…

Summer Reading Ideas (Or Hippies, Tie Dye T-Shirts, and Hairy Legs)

A blog changed my life. And not my blog, mind you, as this was BIBB-Before I Began Blogging. Besides, that would be borderline egotistical, don't you think?   Almost three years ago, I accidentally stumbled upon Eat Good 4 Life, a blog authored by a clinical dietician. It was on this blog that I read “My Food Philosophy”.…

Living the Sweet Life

I live a sweet life. And no, it's not just because I have a happy marriage (which I do), or because I have 3 kids I enjoy spending time with (they turned out pretty well despite my parenting), or because I have a job I enjoy (especially in the summer). What I'm really talking about is the fact that…