“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”       The Buddha Lately I have forgiveness on my mind.  In fact, I keep hearing the lyric to a Don Henley song floating around in my brain.  The song is … More Forgiveness

Book Geek

I am proud to say that I am a book geek. Much like my mother before me, I tend to buy books impulsively (and incessantly).  Since I teach during the academic year, and read approximately 800 student English assignments each session, reading for pleasure has, in the past few years, become a bit of a … More Book Geek

The Outsider

I’ve been an outsider all of my life. I longed to fit in, but I never did. I could not force my soul into the shoebox required to squeeze into the assembly line of children at school. I dreamt of carbon, stars, the alphabet, space travel, piano chords, and choirs of angels – while my … More The Outsider