1) My blog - I finally updated the "about me" page and changed the name of my blog. This is the third name, but that's okay. It needs to grow with me. It's now titled, "Speaking of Words, Quilts, and Life." In reviewing the collection of posts I've made, most of my posts somehow address creativity in … Continue reading I’m still a WIP
Think back to your freshman year in high school. You lived through moments that defined your life . . . at the time at least. Now, you probably can't recall what they were. Think back also to your English class. Do you remember what you read? Do you remember your first introduction to Shakespeare? As … Continue reading Shakespeare and Freshmen – Good Times
1) The terrified looks on the seniors’ faces as they walk into the room to try to pass the math portion for the 8th time. I am always shocked at some of the kids that come in because some of them are excellent students. One came in yesterday who I had as a freshman. She … Continue reading Five Reasons why State Proficiency Exams Suck
Last weekend, on yet another road trip across the lovely state of Nevada, we saw one of the more interesting sites I’ve seen in the desert. It was a fence (maybe), but not just any fence, a fence made out of old single wide trailers and dying RV’s, literal trailer trash. There is a story … Continue reading What’s the story behind this trailer trash?
I’ve spent this weekend like I spend a majority of my weekends, watching kids compete. This weekend I watched my Speech & Debate team competing Friday night and all day Saturday, and then on Sunday, I watched my own son compete in the final day of a hockey tournament. When I got to the hockey … Continue reading And the winner is . . . NOT YOU! Deal with it
I’m a little bit crazy about my good fabric scissors. In fact, I guard them kind of like how Rumpelstiltskin guarded his name, and like good old Rump, I get a little crazy when somebody steals my scissors and potentially ruins their magic. There are paper scissors all over the house, but for some reason, … Continue reading Scissor Slut
In 2010, I spent the last day, December 31, 2010, journaling and creating a mandala that I posted in my writing area. I've spent this entire year, looking at it everyday. I’d never actually set goals for the year in such a concrete and specific manner, and as I’ve spent time during the last two weeks of … Continue reading Reflections on 2011