On the Children’s Literature Legacy Award

NPR just posted a piece titled Little House On the Controversy. Controversy?! Seriously, people. You’re complaining? At this moment in American history, you’re actually complaining? I’ll be honest. I loved the series as a child. I live 30 miles from Burke, NY, and have been to the Wilder Farm. I…

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Snippet on leadership

I’ve been trying to write more often, to warm up the engine, as it were. I have a few snips of writing that didn’t lead anywhere coherent but are meaningful on their own, maybe. I’m just going to publish them. Written longhand, 12-28-17. “I’d rather be steering the ship than…

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Try

Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die You gotta get up and try, and try, and try ~ Pink, Try Last fall I dyed my hair purple…

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purple stripes

There’s been a lot going on around here lately, and some days it’s been hard to see the good in it. This fall semester was a test of my optimism. I’m an inherently optimistic person, and I believe in the good in people. This fall pushed me to some of…

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What if?

I’m a big fan of “What if?” questions when it comes to planning and imagining. They’re my favorite way to think through both the positive and the negative about what we do, and I do it in my personal life as well as my professional one. (“What if I enrolled…

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