Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Upcoming Stuff

I'll be guest lecturing next monday in a Creative Writing class at my Alma Mater. My topic is: Writing for Kids.

I would like to imagine the class will be like this:

But I have feeling they'll be more like this:

At any rate, I'm sorry I haven't updated in a while, but

Hopefully more updates in future weeks.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Teeth (a poem)

are fun
they crunch
your food.

is fun
it cracks
your teeth.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Technology Opens Doors

I read this article over at PW.com about Virtual Visits and can't stop being excited. My passion is connecting with students and making a difference in their lives. The ability to do that without the constraint of travel or financial burdens is a dream come true.

I can't wait for this to become MY reality.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Toxic Waste Dump

I don't normally let my posts be very personal. I usually let myself keep it lighthearted or business minded. But this post is different.

There are a lot of good people in this world. Even more people who are fairly in the middle, usually good but sometimes naughty.

Then there are the toxic people. People who come into your life and infect you with their own diseases. People who hurt you and manipulate you.

And these are the most addictive people in the world. I know this is true because so many people stay in abusive relationships, protect abusive parents, return to drug pushing boyfriends. These people are harder to leave than to stay with.

But, if you have someone like this in your life, you need to leave. You need to cut them out of your life.

Or else you will never be happy. Or healthy. Or safe.

So, if you accomplish nothing else this year, accomplish this...

Take those relationships to the toxic waste dump. Then wash your hands, change your clothes, and finally live your life.