One Whole Month (03/31/21)

This was my first year writing with the Slice of Life community. I didn’t know what to expect other than the potential impending doom of writer’s block or missing an entry (neither of which actually happened; I’m giving myself a high five for this). What I am walking away with is something that engaged meContinue reading “One Whole Month (03/31/21)”

Textual Lineage (03/30/21)

Scholastic’s Global Literacy Campaign describes textual lineage as “a reading and writing autobiography which shows that who you are is in part developed through the stories and information you’ve experienced.” Alfred Tatum (2013) More Resources shared at Scholastic Inc. & Learning for Justice When I think of texts that have shaped who I am itContinue reading “Textual Lineage (03/30/21)”

Can We Just Talk About (03/29/21)

If you’re in a good place, please just pass this one by because I don’t want to ruin your day; foul your mood. This will just be a series of gripes that have been festering for the last few days. No need to validate any of this. I am just using this platform to getContinue reading “Can We Just Talk About (03/29/21)”

The Food Episode (03/27/21)

We had an interesting conversation the other day surrounding one of my favorite topics: food. It started out with the general what three foods would you choose if they were the only thing you could eat for the rest of your life and evolved into just a general discussion of what foods bring pure joyContinue reading “The Food Episode (03/27/21)”

NYT 7 Q’s/Bday Reflections (03/26/21)

Happy Birthday to me! Every year on my birthday, I always try to find a way to reflect on the previous year. Asking myself a variety of questions that get me thinking about what I have done, what goals I want to set, my yearly self-check in. This year is no different; however, after watchingContinue reading “NYT 7 Q’s/Bday Reflections (03/26/21)”

Name/Identity Poem (03/24/21)

Using Sara K. Ahmed’s “Stories of Our Names” philosophy and pairing it with “Instruction for a Name Poem” shared by Mary Napoli and Emily Ritholz (Voices from the Middle, 2009) I wrote this new-to-me version of a name poem (gosh there are so many ways to do this which is awesome). Each semester, my graduateContinue reading “Name/Identity Poem (03/24/21)”

Kill Deer (03/23/21)

Yesterday I heard them. The penetrating shrill tee-dee-de-de-de, tee-dee-de-de-de. I have been expecting them and it wasn’t long before I spotted their white undercarriage as they took flight from the ground’s camouflage. The house I purchased two years ago had been vacant and unkept for five years. The side yard a sea of eight footContinue reading “Kill Deer (03/23/21)”

NYS Fair Memory (03/22/21)

NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. When I was a kid, the 4H horse barns were simple pole buildings open to the elements. The course, gray sand footing that lined the arenas were always in need of water. Its dust filtrating through the open walkways, clinging to show clothes and freshly oiled tack. Chain-link aligned theContinue reading “NYS Fair Memory (03/22/21)”

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