Of Lists and Laws: Busy Lives and Back-to-School Plans

Of Lists and Laws: Busy Lives and Back-to-School Plans

August is upon us, and if you’re anything like me, in addition to the sunshine and heat, it brings with it a crushing realization that the long list of summer to-dos that we penned with great hope in late May is not going to be accomplished.  Mine sits before me, a glaring accusation... 

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Conflict–The Heart of Every Story

Conflict–The Heart of Every Story

“Write me a story,” I said to the girls in my junior high composition class. “It is due next Wednesday.” That was the extent of the assignment I gave them. No limits, no rules, no guidance – nothing. Admittedly, I was new – as a first year teacher, I had no way of knowing what I was in for, or how grave an error I had just made...

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