I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Friday Collapse


Okay, so I didn’t collapse. Maybe I should say that my energy just totally crashed today. At about second period, I just felt like my energy reserves were depleted and even coffee wasn’t helping this time. I actually think it’s some kind of bizarre sickness that me and several of my students got. Just kind Read More

Catch Up!


Ever feel like life is a never-ending game of catch up? It’s like, I just finish all this crap and then realize that there’s a whole steaming pile over there now too. I got a ton done on Saturday, but by Sunday I was completely fried and could not concentrate on anything. Now, today, my Read More

Talent Ethics


I’ve been considering some different questions regarding how a person’s talents are used and/or abused in various settings. I personally get frustrated a lot when my work overuses my talents. It’s like, when you’re the art teacher you are expected to make posters (because apparently when you’re an artist, you’re also a postermaker), manage art Read More

I’ve Got the Board Blues


Well, I’m at that yucky part. The part where everthing is mostly done and I’m just tying up loose strings. Lots of loose strings everywhere. I’m editing all of my piles of writing, reading through the binder again to make sure I didn’t forget anything, scanning through my matierials, getting people to edit my work… Read More

I Hate Writing


Well, I’m at the point in my National Board thingy where all I have left is a buttload of writing. This is where I get the chance to explain every little decision I make in a good 50+ pages. I hate writing. Okay, I like blogging. I like writing silly poems and even sillier songs. Read More



Because I’ve been so busy with stuff lately (mainly a new semester at school and my National Board stuff), people have been all worried about if I’m doing okay. The fact is…I’m doing super! I mean, I have a lot of work to do, but I think that I finally have figured out how to Read More

Digging Out of the Pile


I’m not majorly stressed feeling right now. I went to bed at like 7:00 yesterday because I was so exhausted. It feels kind of lame to be going to bed so early on a Friday night. Anyway, it seems like everything has been piling up in my life and I’m not really digging it. (Heh Read More



I’ve had like six things every day for the past several weeks. Ick. It’s that kind of business where your idea of a good time is a really really comfortable chair. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Grading, grading more, entering end of quarter grades, fielding parent calls, parent meetings, planning and doing small group, Read More



Man, am I tired! The last two weekends have had out-of-town conferences for me to go to which has packed me full of information and social gatherings. Now, I’m scrambling to get things back on track. School has been going well and my students are right where they should be. Volleyball has been a total Read More

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