It’s October. The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy, the cider is hot, the sweaters are chunky. There are apple and pumpkin flavors of everything – if you’re into that. It’s a sweet relief from summer’s heat, but a barrier
Since my last post, I have finished a book draft, edited, and started teaching full-time. Talk about a full plate! OH, AVERY is now a book that exists. Once I get feedback from a few trusted readers, it will be
For those of you who don’t know, I am the managing editor (and founder?) of a literary journal for exceptional writing by teens, for teens. It’s called Forest for the Trees, and I think it’s pretty awesome. We’re accepting submissions
When I was probably ten years old, I saved a young maple tree in my back yard. Possibly growing nature’s way, from a scattered seed rather than a planted bucket, the tree was tall and spindly. When we’d moved into
When my last semester started I sort of left this blog hanging on the subject of our home renovation. Because, well, we left our home renovation hanging. But here’s the final update on the kitchen and master bedroom. We painted
Guys, I made this costume for work. The only thing better would be if I could have made it at work. But seriously, this was one of the easiest costumes I’ve ever done! I found the light blue blouse, a
In Michigan, in February, there is one question I hear more than any other question – more even than “How are you doing?” What question is that? “How are the roads?” As much as people instinctively respond “good” to the
If you live in Michigan, you might have seen (or heard?) the news about the “new” statewide trail that will be going in over the next few years. The Iron Belle Trail stretches from Ironwood at the west end of
The practice of yoga tends to be a subject of some controversy among evangelicals due to it’s roots in eastern religion. When I took a class at a Baptist college on yoga (as exercise), we exclusively learned the poses involved.
Yes, this is a recap post. 🙂 2014 has been such a huge year for me, personally, academically, and in the world of literature. Instead of summarizing my summary, I’ll get right to it. Winter In January, I became Mrs.