Some Dreams Are Not Deferred


What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore—and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over—like syrupy sweet? Maybe it sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes In this […]

Just One More Square


i have been looking forward to this all day. you are going to love this story. you wait. but the paper you laid on my desk is not big enough. i need more please. i ask to draw on the back. but you tell me i can’t. that no one will see what is on […]



To her credit, she has been reminding me. I just keep forgetting to buy it. I mean it’s not as if we haven’t had several opportunities in the past week. So when my daughter asked me—again—if we had any paper she could use for sketching. She got the same answer. No, we don’t. I have […]

The Night Before Tomorrow


I begin to prepare. Mentally. Physically. Never knowing quite for sure what it will bring. But knowing that once I close my eyes. For good. It will be here. Whether I am ready or not. Back and forth I go. It will be a great day says one part of my brain. And I mentally […]

You Will Not Always Have To Walk Behind


I’ll never forget the day I was driving home from work and saw one of my kindergarten students walking home. She was walking down the street with her motherwho was pushing heryounger brother in a stroller.She was about ten steps behind her mother and she was obviouslygetting a lecture forsomething she had done wrong.What made […]

Tell About Us


Some peopleexercise. Some people meditate. Some people pray. Everyone has a different method of mentally and physically preparing for their day. I soak in a warm bath. I realize that baths are usually reserved for children under eight, but it has always worked for me. One morning as I was in the bath, relaxing and […]

Tonight You Dream


Do you happen to remember the very last thought you had last night before you fell asleep? Highly unlikely. But what about the moments leading up to it? I’m guessing if you’re at all like me, many of the your last conscious moments are spent thinking about what you have to do the next day. […]

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