On President’s Day: A Poem

Pardon me a moment; I’ve got something to say. Shhh, honey, don’t interrupt. Mommy’s talking; Now, what was I saying? Oh, yes. I want a woman president today!     I want a president who knows firsthand How to maintain professionalism On a conference call from home While wiping a child’s runny nose. Her decisions … Continue reading On President’s Day: A Poem

Score Another One for Homeschooling

We homeschool, but on the books we're public school students. We run our homeschool through an independent study charter school, Ocean Grove. In exchange for meeting with an Education Specialist once a month to sign attendance (as if you could be absent from homeschool!), submitting work samples, taking one CA state test, and writing one … Continue reading Score Another One for Homeschooling

Ode to Giovanni

Sing in me, Muse, and tell the story of that boy, skilled in ways not measured by tests; that lifter of rocks and low spirits; who reads not books, but hearts; Giovanni The Gentle-Hearted. Giovanni of the Trees. Giovanni The Fleet of Foot. Giovanni Who Watches the Bees. Giovanni The Agile. Giovanni, Savior of Spiders. … Continue reading Ode to Giovanni

A Room of One’s Own. Exactly One.

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. ” — Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own My friend Therese emailed me to ask how I'm writing. She says, "I can't picture you. Are you … Continue reading A Room of One’s Own. Exactly One.