• Art,  Creativity,  Life,  Process,  Stories from the Art,  Writing

    i am. being vulnerable and loving with our whole hearts

    According to dictionary.com: vulnerable: an adjective – capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of the body. open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc. Do you consider yourself vulnerable? Do you ever watch, read, or hear something that REALLY resonates with you? I mean… like… stop-you-in-your-tracks resonates? I find I’m often focused on things that bring me pause because I’m connecting the dots between ideas, but recently it happened in such a powerful way that I wanted to share it with you. I literally stopped what I was doing to process what I was hearing. Replay it. Process more. I was…

  • Life,  Process,  Technology

    Filed Under “Wow!” Einstein’s Space-Time Theory Confirmed

    “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein   Thank you, Dr. Einstein, for always questioning. Thanks to a team of physicists who also embraced questions, Einstein’s space-time theory is finally confirmed. According to The New York Times today,   A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prophecy of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. That faint rising tone, physicists say, is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric…

  • Humor,  Sunday Funnies

    Sunday Funnies… {NFL Edition}

    Are you ready for some football?? Here in the U.S., it’s just about that season again (yay!), but you don’t need to be a football fan to appreciate this video. It is some of THE funniest writing on the Internet! The husband and I watch and rewatch every time a new one comes out. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.    Have a great rest of your Sunday! 🙂

  • Humor,  Sunday Funnies

    Sunday Funnies… {Back-to-School Edition}

    One of my former high school students tagged me in a back-to-school video worth a click. Thought I’d share it today – for a little chuckle, indeed. If you aren’t a parent (yet or ever), just watch the parents around you at the grocery store.  You’ll begin to notice how parents feel about the time-honored tradition of back-to-school preparation and that coveted First Day of School …..   (If you listen carefully that day, you’ll probably hear a collective cheer in your neighborhood.)  😉    Have a great rest of your Sunday! 🙂

  • Classroom Life,  Instruction,  Life,  Students' Words,  Writing

    When Dads Walk Away…. {Slice of Life}

      What happens when dads walk away? As a ‘dad-less’ daughter, I know kids are left behind to wonder why. Why did he go? Why didn’t he want me? What did I do wrong? Why didn’t he want to be around? What could I have done differently to make him stay? Or, worse yet, kids left behind think mom pushed dad away, and surely, if mom had done things differently, then dad would’ve stayed. It’s her fault. As a teacher, I see the fall-out, too. Sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes blatant. Always painful. Last month, I asked my juniors and seniors to develop a written piece for National Day On Writing (#NDOW).  I provided three photos and asked students to choose one (or…