Why Shakespeare never gets old

A friend of mine came over tonight because she’s about to teach Shakespeare for the first time, and she needed some help. I have been totally geeking out all evening! Shakespeare’s going to turn 453 this month, but he never gets old to me. This afternoon,...

Top 12 Book Club Reads

I started a book club in 2013 and invited several bibliophiles to join me so that I would read at least 1 book per month for pleasure. Having spent the previous couple decades teaching English, I was an avid reader, but I found that most of my reading time was spent...

Nothin’ to say

I usually post a new blog every Monday. It’s Thursday, and I’ve still got nothin’ to say. Nothing clever. Nothing funny. Nothing profound. Nothing news-worthy (not that I write about news, because who wants to meditate about that?) I look out at my...

What would my mother do?

What would my mother do? This is not a conscience question. This is a food therapy question. Last night I was out with girlfriends for grief therapy (a.k.a. book club night, catered to meet my immediate need to talk about my mother’s death). This is not remotely...

Daring Greatly

Okay, I’ve been reading about vulnerability. I had intended to read the book Daring Greatly several times this year, but coincidentally, I picked it up last week, during one of the most vulnerable periods of my life–the week after my mother died. If you...

Every girl should read “I am Malala”

I just sailed through the biography written by Malala Yousafzai— I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. Although written in a young person’s style and syntax, the story captivated me. After all, Malala is the youngest...