Category Archives: Writing

Something to Celebrate

I lucked into an invitation to hear Lucy Calkins speak at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in San Diego on Saturday, and I spent the day in awe. Lucy is a renowned writing teacher who has written many influential books on … Continue reading

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I Am a Connected Educator!

October is Connected Educator Month, which “seeks to broaden and deepen educator participation in online communities of practice and move toward a more fully connected and collaborative profession.” In response, I have been pondering my own connections. I have always … Continue reading

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A Purple Balloon

I was inspired by the incredible ideas shared at the San Diego Area Writing Project’s Fall Conference yesterday morning, and my mind was reeling as I stopped at my favorite Carlsbad beach on the way home. I didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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“Talking About…” A Nonfiction Mentor Text

I wrote the article that follows in the spring of 2011. I am finally sharing it here for the first time as my contribution to SDAWP’s #113texts Mentor Text Challenge. I realize that this is more timely than ever with … Continue reading

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A Soft Serve Education

August 19, 2013 was the Monday before school started in Oceanside. Consequently, it was a day filled with jitters for students and teachers as they anticipated all the possibilities of a new school year. That Monday was also National Soft … Continue reading

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A Curving Reflection

Most of my photographs from this past week were taken at the beach, and most were nature shots. I took pictures of the cliffs, rocks, and waves. I photographed the curve of the kelp and noticed a tiny crab’s curved claws. I did … Continue reading

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Abandoned Yellow Bucket

As I contemplate my week with yellow, the abandoned beach bucket stands out for many reasons. Of course, I am proud that Litterati noticed my photograph and made it their pic of the day on their Facebook and Google+ pages. … Continue reading

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Inspired by SDAWP Voices

I have faithfully participated in the SDAWP Photo Voices project since it’s inception on New Year’s Day. In fact, I don’t think I have missed a post since we began on January 1, 2013. I am pretty sure that this … Continue reading

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