Peeking out.

Hi there. It turns out that having a baby and selling a house and moving and have none of that go especially according to plan can really destroy any great ideas you might have for blogging.

But I’ve missed writing here. In particular, I’ve missed blogging like I used to a million years ago (okay, okay – a decade ago), when we were all making stuff and swapping it across the country, and my friends at school were blogging so that we could comment on each others’ posts despite the fact that we saw each other every single day. Some of y’all might remember those long-ago days before affiliate links and social media.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that my curriculum consultant days are slowing down. Should someone ask my opinion, I’ll be sharing it, but I’m not looking for new work, and this blog probably won’t reflect too much of that sort of thing, either.

Instead, it seems like I’ll be writing about books we read, things we learn, and some more esoteric ideas I’m puzzling through in terms of educational philosophy and teaching my own children. My plans do not include any political screeds, but I make no firm promises as November approaches.

One bit of exciting news is that I had a book review published by the Englewood Review of Books, and I have another just about ready to submit. I reviewed Kate DiCamillo’s latest book, Raymie Nightingale, earlier this summer. If you’re not familiar with the ERB, take a gander. It’s a great publication and they’ve just restarted their print edition.

kids reading

Tomorrow, we’re off to pick apples, because Clara turns five. Wow. Tempus fugit, and all that.


  1. Great to see you blogging again! I can’t wait to read about projects, etc. Has it really been since 2007?

    • I really haven’t taught since 2007, when I went to the DOE! Isn’t that crazy? It doesn’t seem as long as it’s been, despite the fact I haven’t had many full nights of sleep since then, either. 😉

  2. So good to see your name pop up! Congratulations on all your fabulous accomplishments. I am taking a stroll over to see your review.