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Teacher, writer, mother. Not necessarily in that order. I blog here and on Huff Post.

  • It’s the space station! Again. And again.

    Last week, the International Space Station passed over my house at 6:30 in the morning. It didn’t cause any loud sonic boom, or disrupt cable or cell phone service. It was just a tiny speck, looking unremarkably like all the… Read More ›

  • Sign here for your phone, dear.

    My teenage daughter was up for an upgrade on her phone and like every other kid in her class, she wanted the iPhone. Why not, right? It cost the same as the other phones in the store and she had… Read More ›

  • On Hitler and Humanity

    I had a surreal experience this week. Someone posted a picture on a group that I am a member of, and it caused a bit of a stir. Here’s the picture: Though the picture was a bit disturbing, it was… Read More ›

  • Les Misery

    Just got back from Les Miserables, the film. I really wanted to love this movie. I mean, I was waiting for this since the day I saw that two second blip on IMDB. I watched every clip I could get… Read More ›

  • New Year…again.

    It’s January 1st and the world is sleeping off hangovers, scarfing down chips in front of a football game, or going to barbecues and picnics. (Well, in Florida we can get away with the New Years picnic. It might be… Read More ›

  • Darkness

    How to put into words the overwhelming sadness and despair that we are all feeling. Everyone always says that there are no words. But there has to be. Not words that will bring comfort. Not words that will explain, but… Read More ›

  • Death of Handwriting

    I recently proctored the PSAT for approximately 85 tenth and eleventh graders. The PSAT doesn’t really mean anything in terms of getting a kid into college. I mean, it does qualify top scorers for  the National Merit Scholarship (which is definitely nice), but PSAT scores… Read More ›

  • Purging

    So my son took out some matches the other day and I grabbed them away, admonishing him to NEVER play with matches. He shrugged his shoulders and said okay, but then looked over at his older brother who said, “Right…. Read More ›

  • iPods, iPads, iMacs, and iPhones

    As I was tucking in my 10 year old daughter tonight, she dropped the bomb. “Everyone in my class has an iPod but me.” I’m sure it’s true. In fact, I was surprised she wasn’t asking me for a cell… Read More ›

  • Waverunners

    This is a pretty cool story. I recently took a trip to the Florida Keys with my kids. Living in Florida usually lends itself to a lot of water sport activities, but ironically, we don’t get to the beach as… Read More ›