Cheetah Run: Slice of Life #sol18

I was pretty sure I’d get through this life without ever visiting San Diego, and I was okay with that. Much as I wanted to see its zoo, I’m not a Southern California vacation kind of person. Don’t like crowds. Don’t like sun. Don’t like beaches unless they’re the cold ones where you need jackets…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/16/18

On the blog: Late to the party, but I did get my first #cyberPD reflection posted In reading: I almost didn’t read The Nature Fix because the reviews made it sound like I already knew the gist: nature is good for us, and spending five hours outside in nature every month will cure much of…

#CyberPD: Week 1 Reflections

I’m a bit late to #cyberPD because I’ve been traveling, but I did want to catch up and participate, even if I’m late. #CyberPD is one of my favorite professional development opportunities each year–a virtual summer book study with many of the teacher-bloggers I learn the most from. I was excited when Sara K. Ahmed’s…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 7/2/18

On the blog: Some thoughts on building a writing community In reading: My favorite read of the week was Martha Wells’s slim sci-fi novel, Artificial Condition, the second in a projected series of four novels about a rogue AI who calls itself Murderbot. I don’t think this is a good stand-alone, but once you read…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/25/18

On the blog: A slice about the problem with travel (it’s probably not what you think!) In reading: Stacy McAnulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is one of my favorite middle-grade novels that I’ve read this year. It’s about Lucy, who acquired math genius when she was struck by lightning as a child. She has…

The Problem with Travel: Slice of Life #sol18

The problem with travel, of course, is that cats must stay home. I know there are cats who travel, because I’ve read the books. Peter Gethers’s The Cat Who Went to Paris, for example, which I read when it was first published in 1992, convinced me I needed a traveling cat, preferably a Scottish fold.…