Sip of life

7:12 Out the door, lidded mug in one hand, ceramic mug in another. Coffee in both.   8:39 One cup sits empty abandoned in the car; the other still scalds my throat to perfection.   3:47 Yes, please: A single, for now. Should probably eat as it goes down smooth, and, yes, another and a…

Second Chances

Turns out the problem with yesterday’s lesson was exactly what I had feared all along: Me. Think I’m being too hard on myself? One of the students in my reading intervention group had been gone for an entire week, and I couldn’t tell you (at least not in his words) where he had been. I was…

A Six-Word Summer

It’s that time of year again.  We are back to school (almost).  And the call has gone out: Turn in summer stories by Monday.  Last year it was a poem:  We launched with “Where We’re From.”  This time, six words should do.  So which six words to choose? Summer came and went too soon? Yes,…