Home Brew: Day 4

Incidentally, the cast works in my favor with the 5th, 6th, and 7th graders at this McDowell County elementary school. They’re quite impressed with the bright blue pump and the fact that I broke [...]

Home Brew: Day 3

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This fall, I spent 6 weeks in Alaska. During that time I clocked about 100 trail miles (walks, jogs, hikes, backpacking), 100 bike miles, and almost 1,000 miles by car. Less than 24 hours before [...]

Home Brew: Day 2

It’s a whirlwind of a day teaching four 90-minute long sessions to 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in McDowell County. All totaled, I see about 100 students. We talk about similes and the five senses, [...]

The Second Thing That’s Hard

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I don’t often like to reflect the negatives in life. If a situation is challenging, I’ll take some personal time after I get through it to consider how I might grow from that challenge. But by [...]

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