Human Interaction for the Win!

Remember the magic of college? Thousands of people of the same age, in the same place, at the same time, with availability and limited responsibility? The conversations where you sat around for hours philosophizing and waxing poetic, getting to the heart of who these future life-long friends around you really were? I was reminded of…

Coming Soon…Leg Four of the Dan Brown Tour!

With an impending trip to Barcelona, (who could resist $199 round trip airfare!) I found myself re-reading Dan Brown's Origins, and looking back on the coincidental collection of other "Dan Brown book haunting grounds" I have been fortunate enough to have visited. Paris's Louvre Museum- The DaVinci Code July of 2017 I found myself benefiting…

Good Bets for Building Positive Mindsets

As a proud "on and off participant" in various yoga type programs over the last seventeen years, I set a goal of bringing some zen into my classroom this year. Zen and middle school don't always mix though, since zen is more about letting go of control than repeatedly reminding 12-year-olds to "close their eyes…

Before all the holiday gets put away…

Spending my first Christmas in a new house- with renovations still in progress- had high and low points. You have a completely blank three-dimensional canvas to work with, incorporating classic items that carry the weight of memories and tradition, with opportunity to add new, fresh touches. Though I have a ways to go, here are…