On March 12, 2020, the Governor of MD and the State Superintendent of Schools canceled schools for 2 weeks in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Complete shutdown for two weeks. Teachers asked: WTF do we do with two weeks off, because a virus is spreading and people are dying? How do … Continue reading Covid19: Social Distancing and Dating
Pic Cred My online dating profile says "I love to cook, and do so fairly well, but I burn brownies." By saying that, I hope to convey that I enjoy cooking meals but suck at baking. And I hope to share something about the way I spend my evenings after work, yes. But I also … Continue reading Burnt Brownies
Truth be told, I began fearing that my next date was going to be Dirty John, or someone like him. Or worse, that my weariness and frustration with online dating would drive me into the female version of him, Dirty Dorothy. So I stopped. You are welcome. Side note: If you want to have better … Continue reading Hope Prevails
Wanna Get Ice Cream?
Wanna get ice cream sounds innocent, right? Buckle up buttercup...cuz not in this case. I began chatting with this man, I forget his name, but let's call him Richard, or Dick, for short. We grew up in a similar area and had some common friends from the past in our peripheral circles. We talked about … Continue reading Wanna Get Ice Cream?
To Pay Or Not To Pay?
"To be or not to be? That is the question." Hamlet ponders this existential question while deeply immersed in decisions regarding betrayal and revenge. Ultimately Shakespeare shows us that revenge results in coldness and loss for all involved. I teach Hamlet every fall to a group of hesitant and doubtful seniors who are preparing for … Continue reading To Pay Or Not To Pay?
Wonders of Nature
Every summer, in late June, I nestle into a rustic cabin in the woods with some of my best friends. The trip is to see Dead & Co. We pack food and beer so that we barely have to leave the campsite, except to hike and see the concert. We want our time there to … Continue reading Wonders of Nature
I hate change. How much do I hate change, you ask? I hate change so much that even the school year's ends gives me pause and dread. Why do I hate change, you ask? Fear of the unknown, simple as that. Because I am a high school teacher, the day that school ends, the two … Continue reading Change Sucks
Bare [It] Naked, Ladies [And Gentlemen]
Learning to trust your inner voice/instinct.
July 4th, 2019 reignited my writing muse. Following a long but fun day of boating, paddle boarding, cold beers and good food, our crowd settled down to watch the show. Fireworks exploded into brilliant colors in the dark sky, causing people to oooh and aaah while dogs cowered and whimpered. There I sat, next to … Continue reading Deal Breakers
Things That Make You Go…Delete.
We all put a lot of effort into certain aspects of our lives: ones of high priority, ones that offer peace, ones where we can thrive, ones that allow us to connect with others. Sometimes I put too much effort, (as my kids would say, "you are doing the most") and I end up disappointed, … Continue reading Things That Make You Go…Delete.