I pulled a notebook from the shelf and discovered a 3 year old collection of assignments for an online poetry course I took. As I scanned the pages (I meticulously printed each assignment, my homework, the quiz for each lesson and the final exam) I was amused to see how my incorrect answers were often […]
Many people learned of Amy Krouse Rosenthal just recently, because of her viral article in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” Sadly, she wrote it as the end of her life neared. Who was Amy Krouse Rosenthal? A popular question, one she spent her life exploring, and one that […]
Poetry Friday is hosted by my lovely friend Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference.
In my work for the MSU Extension Service, I’m connected with communicators all over the U.S. A friend shared this editorial about the response to the terrible wildfires that recently devastated four Western states. For background, consider the NY Times piece here. I personally know one family in Texas that has worked to collect local […]
I need to take my own advice & hold tight to my dreams. In good news, we finally have reliable Internet access at the house again, and a functional laptop, so perhaps getting back to the blog will be easier. Celebrate Poetry Friday with Irene Latham at Live Your Poem. Be sure to check out […]
Last August, I went to the Mississippi Book Festival. I happened to sit next to a lovely lady who, like me, had arrived early to hear Kate Di Camillo speak. “May we join you?” is how I met award-winning author and Mississippi native Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, How to Stay in Destiny, and […]
I have a confession to make: I really, really struggle with science. I’m the student who needed to have a visual model for everything so I could understand what was happening. You start getting into math that uses letters and processes that can’t actually be seen and I’m cross-eyed with confusion. (Hmmmm, maybe that’s why […]
Welcome to the Poetry Friday Party!! On Friday I will be in the Mississippi Delta covering a feature story for a magazine we produce for the MSU Extension Service — Extension Matters. So please allow this widget to collect your contributions this fine Friday. If you have time to watch this video, I’d like to […]
A quick poem inspired by taking the stairs in my office building earlier this week (which had some dead bugs after the holidays but thankfully, no feathers!) Linda already has quite a list of participants in today’s Poetry Friday round-up over at Teacher Dance. Happy Poetry Friday!
I came home from a visit to New Mexico to find these uplifting words from my friend Margaret Simon. Meeting her in real life was a highlight of 2016. Donna is hosting the last Poetry Friday party of the year at Mainely Write. Cheers to the new year! Thank you for making this community a […]