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U is for Upstanders

Part of my job as instructional technology resource teacher is to do technology safety lessons for students in grades 3 – 8 in order to meet our state mandate. For the most part, I really enjoy putting these lessons together, … Continue reading

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T is for Toxic Relationships

I value relationships very, very much. I am quick to trust and quick to love, and I am also slow to abandon people when they are not good for me. I have some toxic relationships in my life, and I … Continue reading

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S is for Song Lyrics

I love words. I especially love words when they convey more than just their denotation, when they are combined to create something greater than their individual meanings. That’s why I love reading novels and short stories and poetry, and it’s … Continue reading

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R is for Resolutions

I am a day behind, but no worries. I thought it would be fun (for you — humiliating for me) to check up on the progress of my resolutions for this year. Run 2 half marathons: well, probably not going … Continue reading

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Q is for Questioning Myself

Last October, I ran the Chicago Marathon. It was my first (and likely only) marathon, and sometimes, when I think back on it, I get overwhelmed. The memories come back to me like scenes from a movie — seeing my … Continue reading

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P is for Politics

Political discussions that get hot are nothing new. There’s an old mantra that the three things you should never discuss at cocktail parties are sex, religion, and politics. And if your family is like mine, there have probably been plenty … Continue reading

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O is for Odetta

My post for the letter O is my sneaky way of sharing a relatively new musical love of mine, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. I happened to be flipping through my Sirius XM Radio stations one day when I heard a … Continue reading

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N is for Novel

Writing is my first and most passionate love. If I could do anything in this world, I would write. I have dreamed for years of writing a book. I’d love to write a novel more than anything. In April 2014, … Continue reading

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M is for My Mom

If you know my mom, then you know she is pretty much an extraordinary human being. I love her. Just that simple. I’m not going to use any flowery words or superlatives to try to explain how much she means … Continue reading

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L is for Legacy

In some ways, I guess it’s a little ironic that I saw¬†Hamilton at the point in life I did — which was just recently — because I have been thinking a lot about my own legacy. One of the themes … Continue reading

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