Why Did I Get an Ed Degree?

This evening, the Chicago Teachers Union hosted an emergency tele-town hall meeting for its 20,000 plus membership. The current Chicago Public Schools plan is to have schools begin to reopen in January, with a small group of Pre-K and Cluster students returning in person January 11th and their teachers (and support staff) returning the week […]

Lights! Camera! Action! Intermission!

For the past number of years, Chicago Public Schools has collaborated with Google to present a summer tech bootcamp called Googlepalooza (named after the big summer concert festival that is now housed in Chicago, Lollapalooza) where teachers are able to attend a variety of sessions to learn various tech skills and tricks to help prepare […]

Remembering Zoey

Really missing Zoey this week… From 6 years ago: Our baby girl Zoey died on Monday, December 15, 2014. She almost made it to 2015. So close. It was a privilege to have been a part of her journey and to have been her mom. We adopted her when she was three years old, a […]

Grab Your Popcorn!

  During this pandemic, I’ve definitely watched more movies–and really engaging series–at home than read books. So many options with cable/DirectTV, Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix, helping many of us cope. I love movies and movies are very intertwined with all my memories. Of growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, of college and of Peace […]

One Fine Day…

Thursday, December 1, 2011 A beautiful, sunny, and warm New Orleans afternoon. A follow-up trip to the Diagnostic Imaging Services Center on Prytania Street in Uptown after my November 16th baseline mammogram screening had showed “grouped fine pleomorphic calcifications in the right breast.” I worked in the morning and went to my afternoon appointment by […]