January Smorgasblog

Okay. Here’s a random list of catch up things for January. 11 in November, 12 in December… Should be either 1 or 13 in January, no? Well, somewhere in between. Here we go. 0. [inserted last] Today is Lizzie’s 14th birthday! Born 1/11/2002. 1. My...

2015: Waiting to get off the roller coaster…

2015 had its highs and lows. Unfortunately the low spots were way lower than the highs were high. For the lows, I lost two students in June and had two more suffer significant injuries. Then this month I lost my new grandson, Nolan Luther. You can read my posts about...

Figuring things out for August and everything after.

As I sit, still slightly befuddled by the week just passed, I ponder the long term. In the wake of the deaths of two of my students and two more greviously injured, I don’t know what my summer will look like. I still have big goals: finishing STRAIGHT INTO...

Sad news for my high school and community.

[Cross-posted elsewhere.] I lost two of my students and two others are in the hospital in critical condition–a senseless accident. Please, hug your kids, your friends, your parents. Tell them you love them. If you want to help, please check out this...

Publishing: How the short-view can lead to Longview

Beware this is a bit of a random post. It would be more coherent if I had time to edit it! 😉 The publishing industry is in a state of flux. My take on this situation is in the title of this post. If a writer focuses too much on what is happening to publishing, their...