I Heart the First Day of School

I remember when I was younger filled with the excitement and anticipation of a new school year. I would make sure that I had all of my supplies and books in order, ready to experience the new year. Now, nearly 40 years later, I still feel the rush of enthusiasm overtake my body as we head into the first day of school. For the 2007-2008 academic year, today was the first day. This was not the first official day when all teachers and staff are required to return for our opening meetings. Nor was it the first official day when […]

I Have Seen MySpace, Personified

One of the significant experiences that I had while on a writing hiatus, is attending the meat space version of mySpace, the Vans Warped tour. Traveling with my personal guide, my daughter and I attended the July 28th show in Chicago. For those of you who are unaware of this cultural phenomenon, we spent six hours on a hot and humid Saturday, trying to listen to parts of the 60+ bands scattered across eight stages at the venue. Because of other commitments, we left early and could have spent the final three hours trying to squeeze more into already packed […]

Eight Random Things about Me

I have been tagged by Charlene Chausis for the eight random things meme. Since this is the first time that I have been tagged and I need motivation to get back to blogging, I have decided to participate. Here are the Rules: * Post these rules before you give your facts * List 8 random facts about yourself * At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them * Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged. My random facts: My mother was a Tupperware lady, successful enough […]