I ventured camping this weekend and while some called me crazy for sleeping outdoors in the sweltering Texas heat, it was the perfect thing to do after my first week back to school. Escapism at its best. And there was a breeze and we were on the water and I didn’t plan a single lesson, […]
I saw you across the old, funky smelling warehouse that was Tent City and I knew you would be mine. I was sixteen and often fantasized the day when camping with my family (all of our vacations meant camping) would no longer mean sharing a cramped space with my parents and brothers. You would be […]
I am likely going to ask this question of my students in just over a week when I will once again set my alarm for ungodly early hours and spend my days with rowdy 10 year olds as I attempt to mold them into book loving, problem solving, Doctor Who loving nerds. But what exactly […]
While most of my summer was spent in a cubicle, I did manage to escape for a week and venture up to NY for a week of R&R. It smelled like Wintergreen, pine and perfection.
Last week I ventured north to the Dallas Zoo. Their zoo is pretty kick ass even if they didn’t let me adopt a penguin, who I named Theodore Roosevelt, thereby crushing my dreams of having a best friend who wears a tuxedo at all times. Sigh. Someday. They also have something called a Swamp Monkey, which […]