Nowhere and Everywhere

I used to wonder where writers got their ideas. I read Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine and tried to imagine where he came up with the story of Bill Forrester and Helen Loomis and the dish of lime-vanilla ice. I read To Kill a Mockingbird and speculated about the character of Boo Radley. Where in HarperContinue reading “Nowhere and Everywhere”

A Father’s Gifts

I’m thankful that I have a father in my life, and I’m extremely thankful to have one as fun and unique and loving as my dad. My dad has given me so many things: love, support, laughter, poetry books, one-of-a-kind Halloween-birthday parties, and road trips, to name a few. He gave me my nose (slightlyContinue reading “A Father’s Gifts”

Lost And Found

My Facebook timeline is filled with photos of dorm rooms. The students I taught during my ninth year of teaching are now heading off to college, and a few of them have been gracious enough to “friend” me so that I can come along for the ride. Some of their dorm rooms are more chicContinue reading “Lost And Found”