We all have felt the demise of happiness more than a few times during quarantine. It’s been rough trying to stay happy right now. I get a blow to the gut at least once a day from some sort of disappointment–most of the time it happens when I read or listen to the news. So,Continue reading “To My WordPress Family, Laugh It Up”
Just in case you haven’t listened to this yet, I thought I’d share this bedtime story. This belongs to all of our 2020 graduates who have sacrificed their celebrations for the sake of humanity.
The sound of a teenager’s voice can send a parent or teacher into the realm of insanity or lift someone out of the depths of despair. Showing teenagers the power of their voice helps them understand what to do with the words that buzz in their brains. Our teenagers need to stay connected in creativeContinue reading “Speak Up Saturdays”
Stuck, scared, and stressed, I could barely write when the quarantine began here in Miami, Florida. Between cooking all the time and being ordered around like everyone’s personal servant, I found my mind full of chaotic thoughts and unable to focus on anything that mattered to me. That all changed when the Discover Prompts startedContinue reading “Grateful for Discover Writing Prompts”
When my son was six, he wouldn’t use descriptive language like my daughter who devoured books and words faster than most children. My son liked to describe everything with a zip or a zoom. He’d riddle his sentences with a series of sounds that could sometimes be mistaken for heavy fire in a battle orContinue reading “There’s An Artist Hiding Inside Your Child’s Mind”
Under pressure pumped through the speakers while shoppers puffed along with their masks in place. They followed the blue arrows and took the small packages of toilet paper from the shelves. No one interrupted that song with the reminder that we need to practice social distancing and we’re all in this together. For one ofContinue reading “A Little Bowie on Your Mind”
You want slow? The fastest, most exciting event today was…
Reality punched us in the gut, but that doesn’t mean that we need to turn on each other. People definitely don’t need to scream that you’re going to call the police if someone’s not wearing a mask. Just move away from the person. Outright cruelty is not the answer to our problems right now. TodayContinue reading “Reality Bites, Love Lasts Longer”
Because the Discover Prompt is Orchestrate, I immediately thought of someone who just orchestrated another powerful work of art. If you haven’t had the joy of meeting Tre L. Loldholt on her website A Cornered Gurl, I am more than breath & bones., you are going to want to visit her as soon as youContinue reading “A Cornered Gurl Presents Quintessence”
Words swarmed over each other and buzzed with a hovering that left thoughts moving back and forth, up and down. It became clear that education’s best moments were happening right now, amid tragedy and change.