Breaking Through

For the beauty of the earth. . . . . .for the glory of the skies. . . . . .for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies. . . Lord of all to Thee we raise, this our sacrifice of praise. (Trees attached to and outrageously blue sky over our …

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Does it ALWAYS take this long?

This school year seems to have taken a bit longer to calm down. . .and I am hopeful that I'm not speaking too soon about the calming.  We have a new principal who is GREAT--but VERY young and VERY high energy.  Therefore my teaching (which wasn't lethargic before) has also grown in intensity. I am …

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The Importance of Punctuation: Lesser Known Edition

I have written before about my love of lesser known punctuation: the ellipsis, the dash. And we have all, of course, seen this little gem. Woman, without her man, is nothing. Woman: without her, man is nothing. or He eats shoots and leaves. He eats, shoots, and leaves. And if you've not seen this as …

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