A Poem, A Class and A Connection

This summer I am taking part in the Fox Valley Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute. It's a great opportunity for me, and I am super excited to be a part of it. Last Saturday, during the orientation, one of the instructors shared the book The Best Part of Me, which is a wonderful book about body image,…

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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.…

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…