we kept singing

The ferry hit the dock softly, but its music was loud, as if to shut out all argument about its purpose for being there. “A long December, and there’s reason to believe… maybe this year will be better than the last.” We sang along as we boarded, tickets in hand, shirts proclaiming our allegiance, because … Continue reading we kept singing

fluffy white

I think it’s still snowing. I do know my Facebook feed is swirling with all the northerners posting photographs of the fluffy white carpets on their lawns. Believe me, we have a lot of it here too, but I didn’t post a picture. After all, I live in upstate New York. There will be more. … Continue reading fluffy white

getting sacked

It’s that time of the semester again when all this work is due… from both my students and me. For them, it’s the culmination of four months of writing, responding, editing, and writing again. For me, it’s another chance to see how far they’ve come from the start, and to see how far they haven’t … Continue reading getting sacked

morning bell

In the mid-90’s I used to sleep in (when I could get away with it) and stay up all hours of the night. No, I wasn’t going clubbing every night. I wasn’t even leaving the house. I had just gotten a new VCR and I set it to copy episodes of Days of Our Lives … Continue reading morning bell

this december

“Stumbled ’round the block a thousand times. You missed every call that I had tried. So now I’m giving up. A heartbreak in mid-December. You don’t give a fuck.” ~Neck Deep (“December”) December inevitably comes like a thief in the night, at least in my world, because it follows hard on the heels of a … Continue reading this december

reactionary?

I’ve been working really hard not to react–to people, to comments, to situations that make me feel like I’m swimming upstream when I do react. I know what they look like, as I always have. There are those who like to challenge, to confront, to respond to everything with angst, or a holier-than-thou attitude, who … Continue reading reactionary?