13 Things about Permanent Marker, My Memoir, That You May Not Have Known

The memoir developed out of my MFA’s thesis manuscript written between the summers of 2012 and 2014, but the very first piece I wrote that made it into the book was done the winter of 2011, just months after the accident. After getting my degree, I let it all simmer for another two years until […]

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Take Two

This week, my three-minute video response for being named a top 20 National Teachers Hall of Fame finalist is due, so I thought I’d share here.  If you’ve come this far, go ahead and give it a look. If you remember, I made it into last year’s finalists, too: top 10, even. Since I was […]

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UPDATED: Eek! Finally! My TV Debut! What?

Jan. 21 update: The roads this morning were horrible, so hubby turned the car around brought me back home. We will be rescheduling my debut TV appearance sometime next week, and I will keep you all posted! Spread the word, share the news, and set your DVRS! I will be making my television debut this […]

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An Open Letter to Ricky Martin on the Occasion of My 50th Birthday

Dear Ricky, I am 50 years old today. Certified gold. And in honor of that, I was hoping to maybe get a personal birthday shout-out. Just like that gorgeous commercial made several years back where you sang “Happy birthday.” The one I posted from YouTube to my Facebook wall this morning. Maybe you could do […]

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