Monthly Archives: April 2014

Check. Check. Check.

Things are being checked off The Long List. Prom happened. My sweet little Kid 2 was a lovely, beautiful, organized prom-arranger. Sterling Scholar competition happened. Ten of our school’s 15 competitors placed in their categories’ top 3 – and 6 of our kids took their categories’ first place. They were lovely, poised, and classy. I’m […]

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Research is Awesome

SO I’m researching 1920’s hair oils for men (because OF COURSE I am). I found the best article in the Art of Manliness blog. This guy is excellent. But the comments. Guys, the comments. I couldn’t stop reading. These men are so sincere about their love for Vitalis and Bryllcreem. It’s adorable how much they […]

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Must Be Spring Break

My only real goals for today were to sleep until 7:00 and to write thousands of words before noon. So, naturally, my sleep was riddled with stress-dreams, rendering sleep-in impossible. Alas. Dreams about the classroom, the writers conference, the summer camp, the Prom, and the graduation. That pretty much covers it, until I start having […]

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A School-ish Thing

So I’m reviewing with my students Argumentative Writing. It’s a thing we did earlier in the year, which obviously I taught so brilliantly that they all forgot it. Because what I teach STICKS. Clearly. (Hey, kids. That there’s what we call IRONY.) But then this thing happened. I got an IDEA. I asked my students […]

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