Six One Way, Half a Dozen The Other.
Notes on my 12-year career as an educator. . . . Part 1: In The Classroom Anyone who knows me—in real life, or via this blog—knows I’m a teacher. I pretty much knew I wanted to teach high school English since I was about 17 or so. It was my favorite subject, and seemed like…
The Good Earth.
RV Adventure: Stops 6 & 7. . . . Custer State Park, South Dakota The Badlands, South Dakota . . . Hello, Dear Reader! Let us rejoice in the fact that it’s a new day: a new day to savor all that is this journey we call life. ‘Cuz the earth spins on. After visiting…
Sometimes there is a deep cavern of sadness within me, that I fear will never leave. Why do we create these fractures between us?
Here and There.
RV Adventure: Stops 4 & 5! . . . North Central Kansas Just South of Denver, Colorado . . . Hello, Dear Friends. And greetings from one of my favorite states: Beautiful Colorado! We’ve been here for about four days, after a brief but lovely visit in Kansas. Our family lives in both of these…
Splishing & Splashing.
RV Adventure: Stops 2 & 3! . . . Kickapoo State Recreation Are. Oakwood, Illinois Brookfield South City Park. Brookfield, Missouri . . . Hi! I hope you are well, Dear Reader. As I write this, we’re crossing into Kansas, my husband’s home state! We’ll be staying here for a few days, and Baby Snap…
McDonald’s Farm (Greenhouse).
RV Adventure: Stop #1! . . . McDonald’s Greenhouse, Ltd Zanesville, Ohio . . . Oh! What a sweet, charming spot for our first night on the road, Dear Reader. Even though it was hotter than blue blazes, as my mom would say, we had so much fun strolling along this family-run farm and greenhouse.…
The Old Highway’s A-Callin’.
Snap & Company are RVing it up, yo. . . . Dear Reader! It’s been a spell, hasn’t it? Sorry about that. These summer days keep slipping past, in a parade of flower-pruning, 70s Sesame Street reruns, and the never-ending sink full of dishes. Why so many dishes? It’s truly baffling. ANYWAY. The SnapDragon Family…
SnapDragon’s Top Ten Albums: Pick #3.
Hi! And welcome to the latest addition to my Desert Island Picks. In case you missed my little advertisement, I’ve decided to award ten–yes, only ten—top albums of my life. And when I say ‘album’, I mean the entire album, friends. The whole record. Not some compilation or mix tape. I put in the CD, crank up the…
A weirdo-artist rant from a SnapDragon near you. . . . I like who I am. Really, I do. But it’s hard to be a thinker sometimes. A dweller. A stew-er. An inspired little nugget of a human. Even as a kid, I was dominated by my own thoughts: Should. Should. Should. Should. Should. Should.…
This is Where We Live.
May we thrive. . . . Why hello there, Dear Reader. And greetings from our insanely green back deck! We’ve got colorful lilies, tomato vines galore, and bushels and blossoms out the yin yang, yo! It’s like Mother Nature knew that life’s been pretty sucky for the entire world as of late, and decided to…