I was standing outside on my lunch break when a message appeared from a long ago friend. She had a question for me. Could I call? I was intrigued, a mystery! I pressed her number. “Well, hellllooo Megan,” she said in her familiar deep voice. She always greeted me that way - back when we’d … Continue reading How To Remember
I learned that weather offers an opportunity to let go of control. It forces us to take advantage of what it offers in the moment.
You know that scene in the Sound of Music where Julie Andrews (Maria) sews up clothes from old curtains and, within a few short hours, all seven children have play clothes? It’s always bugged me. Sewing takes time. Who was watching the kids when Julie was measuring, drawing a pattern, cutting fabric, and fashioning necklines … Continue reading A Happy Ending for My Old Drapes
“Draw something from your life,” I told the students. “A place where you enjoy spending time, a place you want to remember.” I intended to stay hopeful amidst their slump into hoodies, the yawns and whispers. It takes a certain type of core strength that has nothing to do with sit-ups when substitute teaching. … Continue reading My Reckoning with Art