One Inspiration at a Time

Silence is a source of great strength  –Lao Tsu I write at 4AM. The moments before the birds sing bring me the most peace. My mind clears. Silence reveals the thoughts that drown in the clatters, jangles, and noise of the day. The fire glows, coffee sits to my...

An Idiot Avoids the Genius Bar

I didn’t really want to go to the Genius Bar. Not that there’s anything wrong with geniuses. Technically, I am one. I know this because they made me take a test in second grade. Naturally, I won’t retest. That would just be stupid. My IQ can only go...

Yes, Starbucks Has Decaf

It’s been about a month since they took my coffee away. “Decaf. Drink decaf.” I’ve been in denial. I’m not old enough for decaf. I look in the mirror regularly to confirm this fact, noting that I do have four grey hairs hiding in my head....

Fire Drills, Farting, and the Role of the Principal

We do a lot of fire drills in schools. Sometimes I feel like it’s enough to make a fitness regiment, “Conquer childhood obesity with the Fire Drill Workout!” There are many categories of drills to learn from the good old-fashioned fire drill to...

The First Snow in New England

Yesterday was the first cold day up here–I knew because everyone’s social media stream said, “SNOW!” Those posts that saved me the effort of turning my head to look out the window. Still, I looked, because that’s what the first snow in...