January 8, 2018

Over the winter break I was at party with a talented, but rather loud band playing. I kept trying to have conversations with other party goers but I only picked up every few words. I got the gist of what others were saying, but I missed many of the nuances and details and I relied on the speaker’s body language and facial expressions to help me fill in the gaps. I realized I had to work hard and b...

January 6, 2018


As the year comes to a close and a new year begins, I think of all the people I am blessed to have in my life. My family, my husband, the teachers I collaborate with,  students,colleagues, and friends old and new. It seems as we move through our days, we are like mama kangaroos picking up new moments and mentors to tuck safe inside our pouches to cherish.

What’s curious, though, is that when I’m h...

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