“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.” –…

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. “ – Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera  I was actually introduced to Gabriel García Márquez in my Spanish class in college….

March 3- Words to Live By

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” -Louisa May Alcott It’s scary sometimes, but its worth it. I’m learning 🙂      “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” – Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean Sometimes fictional characters gives…

“I can only see the world as it should be.” -Hercule Poirot, The Murder on the Orient Express

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” -H. G. Wells

Broken Crayons 

“We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same.” – Trent Shelton

Blackout Poetry

I am about to introduce Blackout poetry to my class for student teaching. Personally, I have been meaning to do this for a while. So when I decided I wanted to teach a lesson on poetry, this was one of the first things that came to mind as I was coming up with activities. This…

Broken Dreams

“…so one day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn’t become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered. I’d been born in the wrong century, and I felt cheated.” ― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

For All The Dreamers Out There

“As I look out at all of you gathered here, I want to say that I don’t see a room full of Parisians in top hats and diamonds and silk dresses. I don’t see bankers and housewives and store clerks. No. I address you all tonight as you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and…