Reaching Out, Giving Hope: Mentoring Across the Generations

August 7, 2015


A few months ago, I started seeing teachers posting anecdotes online under the title, “Evaluate This!” in response to the current practice of evaluating teachers, even those who don’t teach in tested subjects, on the standardized (English and Math) test scores of students. Teachers and students are so much more than data points, and test […]

Back to the Roots: A Tribute to Cathy Fleischer, PhD.

July 19, 2015


There is one teacher in my life who has played a tremendous role in my education, for she has been my teacher for over 20 years. When I was an undergrad in English Education at Eastern Michigan University, I had the great good fortune to have been scheduled into an English Methods class taught by […]

This Is Our Story: The Maples of A125

July 19, 2015


June 2014 It’s 12:35 on my 3rd day of summer break. I’m at school. I’m interviewing students, listening, trying to find out what kind of experiences they’ve had in my classroom, looking back at twenty years of teaching Adrian Maples. I’ve decided to start writing about it–a memoir–in parts–on a blog. I am so happy […]

New Me for ’23

January 23, 2023


I've learned important lessons about living and loving and letting go in 2022. With my 59th birthday days away, I am thinking about "a new me for 2023."

God-Free In Twenty-Three!

January 1, 2023


Hear Dr. Paula Fredriksen demystify and humanize Jesus and show how common individuals like him were in the time and place in which he lived as well as throughout human history.

Yuletide Greetings 2022

December 21, 2022


Happy Yule! Welcome Winter!

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Just Before Winter

November 30, 2022


Living, learning, and loving Winter.

Love Letter to The Land

November 22, 2022


I am writing a Love Letter to The Land. I am excited about seeing, sensing, thinking, and writing about The Land through the prompts in my book.

Project Updates: November 2022

November 16, 2022


I've been busy working on projects that I'm very excited about and that I hope to share with you in the future.

You’re Invited! Join Me: Write Outside

October 17, 2022


Join me on a year-long journey on which we explore the landscapes of the natural world and our own minds.

Citizen Teacher October Events

October 12, 2022


Ypsi Writes Anniversary Celebration & Unraveling Racism Exhibit in Adrian

Camping Haikus

August 19, 2022


Haikus and photographs.


Rainy Ramsdell Ramble: A Photo Essay

August 14, 2022


A rainy walk in a favorite park.