Revel On!

This summer I reread a lot of books sitting on my shelves. I reread The Grapes…


Scale Olympics

“So, Miss Amy, what about Scale Olympics?” I looked up from the student’s…


Raindrop Variations

Around mid-July, in a good year, the monsoons begin here in the high desert.…


Bad Choices

Last Tuesday was ten-year-old Noah’s first lesson of the school year. He is…


The Farm

Oct. 12, 1941 Dear Grace:  Just got the pictures yesterday that were taken at…


The List and The Kitchen Timer

Recently I listened to an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert on the podcast On…


15 Outfits

Last week my best friend Lora and I were talking on the phone. “I have…


Heat Wave Variations

It is officially too hot to do anything. It's during times like this that I…


All or Nothing

I’m afraid, like many people, I have a rather binary, all or nothing……


Summer of Inhabiting the Rests

Some of my students have discovered a whole new meaning to the concept of…