New directions

Ahh, life. Every time I think I have you figured out, you throw me a sinking curve ball.

I've written before about how much I love school supply shopping and I'm kind of excited to say that I actually have a real reason to indulge. I'm teaching literature and composition to fifth through eighth graders this school year. It's a part-time position which feels a lot like full-time right now. (I'd like to introduce the lack of posts on this blog as evidence, your honor.) The last several weeks have been filled with lesson planning, apprehension, butterflies, and brainstorming. I'm balancing my business with this new venture, so I never have a dull (or free!) moment.


Artistic leanings

Sometimes, one of the hardest things to do in life is to take a chance. We wade through self-doubt, risk defeat, and are often disappointed. It's hard to stay the course when there are so many bumps in the road. It's easy to get derailed. What gets us through? Persistence, courage and support.

This is my sister's story: Completely self-taught and totally gifted, she is an artist. Most of her work is very personal. She has a way of capturing the sweetest sensibilities of children.

So today, I'm celebrating her art and her courage. She recently exhibited at a local art show. I'm hoping it's the first of many.


A strange marketing decision

I saw this ad last week. I did a double-take, then laughed incredulously. It reminded me of those tests where you pick the one which doesn't belong.

Who thinks, "Hey! We're getting a divorce! Let's get some fireworks to commemorate the occasion!"