Climbing the Ninth Step

Twelve step programs ask participants in step nine to “Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” Though often misunderstood, this step offers a spiritual practice of facing…

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Introverted Victory

I’ve been struggling to shift a clunky percentage in my classroom for years. How is it that I’ve spent 80% of my energy on students who are the least capable of engaging and using the instruction and attention I offer…

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Poem in Your Pocket

April 30th marks the end of National Poetry Month and the culminating game of "Poem in Your Pocket". Here's what the Academy of American Poets(poetry.org) website suggests:

  • Select a poem and share it on social media using the…

52 Card Pickup

What a week. On the phone yesterday, a friend compared the struggle to create a new normal during this pandemic to a game of fifty-two card pickup. It certainly feels like playing without a full deck.

The last post showed…

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Easy Does It

Today marks our first attempt at a homeschool/work schedule since "Spring Break" officially ended. Last week, when we weren't paralyzed with fear, or blowing short fuses with each other, we enjoyed empty beach trips, long neighborhood walks, baking, cooking, movies…

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Distance Learning Litmus Test

Apparently, I picked a good time to start blogging again. I planned to share the piece I submitted for the We Are Teachers blog regarding classroom observations, which seems to be currently irrelevant. Instead, I'll share ideology and a…

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Otra vez

I don't have a tattoo, but if I did, the words "otra vez"' on my wrist in a cool script would be my choice. Again. When life knocks you down, get back up. When a hope gets deferred, keep at…

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Flatbed Music Festival COUCH CONCERT

LIVE STREAM CONCERT, Sebastopol

The Flatbed Music Festival has been postponed until September 11-13 due to the pandemic, of course. In the meantime, live stream "couch concerts" are offered Fridays at 7pm. Dave and I will be featured on April 17th!

Nov30

KJB & the Acoustic Brethren

Gypsy Cafe, 162 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA

Dave and I are back for a set, and will be joined by some of his music students with an incredible band, The Sanctions.   

free

Aug19

KJB & Dave at the Gypsy Cafe

Gypsy Cafe, 162 N Main St, Sebastopol, CA

I think Dave will bring the lovely electric again...

free

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