Reasons to Celebrate

Life is still weird, and some days are hard, so it’s especially nice when you find a few reasons to celebrate. September has gifted me with some good ones. Reason to Celebrate #1: FALL The official start of fall is still a few days away, but last week the Texas summer took its leave. TheContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate”

Comfort in the Dark

[What follows is an anecdote from my experience at the Books with Bite workshop at the Highlights Foundation earlier this month. However, it is also the personal narrative I’m writing with my seventh graders (because I like to multitask). The story is true, but some details regarding other participants and the events they shared haveContinue reading “Comfort in the Dark”

My Cabin in the Woods: 5 Days at the Highlights Foundation

When most people hear Highlights, they think of colorful magazines strewn across end tables at doctors’ offices. They think of “Find It” pictures and Goofus & Gallant. They think of stories for children. But there is much more to the Highlights Foundation than just their seventy-year literary legacy, and I got a small taste ofContinue reading “My Cabin in the Woods: 5 Days at the Highlights Foundation”