2019 Year in Review

Looking Back What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about? Trump getting impeached? Lol I dunno. If you had to describe your 2019 in 3 words, what would they be? Major. Growing. Pains. What new things did you discover about yourself? I...

Remy the Rat vs. Smokey the Bear

I’ve always had a beef with Remy from Ratatouille. His mantra, “Anyone can cook,” is meant to be empowering, but I find it a bit discouraging. If anyone can cook, why should I bother? (I should note that as a Four in the Enneagram personality typing...

The Duty of Creativity

During my graduate program and my first year of teaching, I was something of an overachiever. I stubbornly wrote all of my curriculum from scratch and diligently checked all the boxes on my lesson plans. Differentiated instruction, formative assessment, IEP...

A Late Night Conversation

Priscilla looked up from her textbook as Artemis wrangled her laundry basket through their dorm room door. “That was the longest laundry expedition ever. I was about to send a search party out. You’ve never been out this late!” Artemis hated the...

Book Review: Repentance by Andrew Lam

I recently received an advanced review copy of Dr. Andrew Lam’s forthcoming historical novel, Repentance, which I promptly devoured in less than 24 hours along with his nonfiction book Saving Sight. Summary Repentance tells the story of one Japanese American...