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Left Unsaid

on July 30th, 2013 by mark

It’s July 30 and that old familiar feeling is back–that something has been lost and that time has gotten away. The shadows, creeping slowly toward longer, remind me that these things too fall apart, even when they do so with love and care. We spent the weekend in San Francisco with friends we’ve known many […]

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July July…

on July 21st, 2013 by mark

Ineffably, then-summer wanes right before my eyes. The last full week of July upon us and I’m left feeling that sense of…what’s next? Another school year about to start and in another couple of weeks, I’ll begin to set up lessons, put together a few Powerpoint or Prezi slide shows and build up the calendars […]

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Reality Television Check

on July 7th, 2013 by mark

When did reality television, as it is known, become less real than drama? It didn’t take long. It smacks of the same argument we teachers have with kids as to why fiction is more authentic and can be more “real” than non-fiction. But if my daughter watches one more “Love it or List it,” or […]

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My Daughter’s Laughter

on July 2nd, 2013 by mark

Sunshine glints on the water faintly in the photograph. It was a dream, a sliver of a Monday that was so unique, it warranted remembering. Forever. And I cannot get her giggle out of my head. Our original plan to go to Bryce and Zion Canyons was thwarted by temperatures in excess of 115 degrees […]

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