Book Release Date- Finally!


Hello Dear Readers, I’ve finally set my book release date. For real, this time! Story behind it?!?! Well, a memory…

Sestina (Part II)


*Sidenote: This was my first pantoum. Now that I’m a little removed from it, I can see that I can…

Night Shift by Debi Gliori


Hello Dear Readers, it’s been a long time since I’ve written and even longer since I’ve written a book review.…

Moving Forward!


Hi Dear Readers, I’ve moved forward with my life following my divorce. At the time, I didn’t know how my…

SABOTAGE FORMULA, Part II


Dear Readers, I’ve been refining my Sabotage formula since I posted it a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think…

SABOTAGE FORMULA, Part I


Dear Readers, Lately, I’ve been in a deeply reflective mood. I’m trying to figure myself and my patterns out. The…

Anxiety & Depression!


Hello Dear Readers, I was in a bad state last year. I was in a battle with anxiety and depression…

Making New Moves!


Dear Readers, I have made a bold move- I quit teaching. I’m not sure if I’m going to return. I…

Been So Long!


Hi, Dear Readers! It’s been awhile. I promise to write more often. I am doing all I can to conquer…

I’m Baaacccckkkk!!!!


Hello Dear Readers, Did ya’ miss me? I haven’t written on this blog for quite some time. What can I…

Trust Circle


Dear Readers, Early in the school year I was out on sick leave. I thought about my reason for being…

It Happens Every time!


***WARNING- This post is a little long!*** Dear Readers, Without fail, whenever I am on a high from something wonderful,…

The Act of Creation…


So many times as I’ve been about to embark on a great journey, it’s been started by a quote. Well,…

Taking a Risk!


Dear Readers, There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the…

The Greatest Mistake…


Dear Readers, I’m on a roll. I’ve been inspired by my friend, Jeanette Espinoza, author of Jeanette’s Jewels, one of…

It Takes Courage…


Dear Readers, It’s synchronicity that I found this quote by e.e. cummings because this year has been all about me…

Tough Love


Dear Readers, It’s that time of year again when I have downtime and really reflect on my school year. Have…

Happy 11th Blogiversary!


Dear Readers, I cannot believe that, as of May 11th, I have been writing this blog for 11 years! WOW!…

Walking in My Power!


Dear Readers, Here’s my post from Facebook, April 14, 2011: This year I have learned to Accept, Embrace, & Stand.…

Me, as a Reporter?!?!


Dear Readers, I’ve been thinking about my next step once I leave the classroom. I thought about becoming a reporter;…

CEC Shoutout!


Dear Readers, I was wondering why my blog has had an increase in traffic. Well, the mystery has been solved.…

I Like Having Bad Days!


Dear Readers, I know this this may sound weird to say, but I like having BAD days! They always build…

Afraid To Be Myself…


Dear Readers, I’m kinda’ ashamed of myself because I bowed to pressure of being someone other than myself. You see,…