• On Things Large and Small

    August 3, 2016

    Rocks are old and I can’t comprehend them. They are timeless, seem to be virtually indestructible, and serve humans and the earth with their…

  • My May Day Challenge

    May 4, 2016

    You know you’ve made it big when people turn your name into a verb. As in, “I’ve been Marie Kondoed” or, “I see you’re…

  • Sticks and Stones

    April 6, 2016

    When I was in elementary school, a lady the next street over watched me after school. Most days there would be some kind of…

  • Assembly Required

    March 2, 2016

    Two days after I told my boss I would be working somewhere else the next school year, the first school I taught at had…