Faith & Truth / Family Life / Poetry


Friends’ posts on facebook recently have alerted me to this: the days of November evidently invite a shared daily moment of thankfulness. Alas!I didn’t get that memo. You’ll find no daily-thankful-for-X posts from me. That doesn’t mean I am an ingrate. I am thankful. But who should I thank? Ah. A secret component of Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

Poetry / The English Teacher

Something New

A few years ago, I learned about Austin Kleon. A couple years later, someone reminded me of his ‘blackout poetry.’ Many of the great teachers I’ve met readily confess to being unapologetic thieves, taking fantastic teaching methods, sometimes tweaking them a bit — making learning happen in their classrooms. No surprise then that when teachers discover Austin Kleon, … Continue reading