• Growing up smells great

    I moved out on my own, again, a little over a month ago. Like before, I didn’t go very far. But this time things are different. I can smell it. For one thing, I don’t smell nearly as much fast food. In the last month I ate McDonald’s once…and then only because I was craving …

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  • A Limerick

    This week in school:┬áComparing limericks and free verse poems. And writing thank you notes. Since, according to Bloom, the highest level of understanding happens in creation, the kids were graded on their ability to write Thanksgiving limericks. As their teacher, I can’t ask them to do something I can’t do myself. Here’s my limerick: I’m …

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  • Done and To Do

    I started a post about my relationship with Chevy on August 1st, and never finished it. Between that date and today a lot has changed. I see Chevy two times a week now, if I’m lucky. By lucky I mean if I push myself to “just be done” for the day before it gets dark …

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  • We did it!!

    This will be my third and last post as a Teach For America corps member going through institute. As you may know from the previous two posts, it’s been far from a walk in the park. As one corps member that will be teaching in Kansas City put it, “YOTO – you only Tulsa once.” …

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