Another ride home, but this time it was to her sister’s new home.... The street lights lined up along the highway pretending to be stars against the night’s sky.... Another installment of my series coming May 27. Subscribe to channillo.com to have access to unlimited reading!
Are our sleepy suburban streets offering the same childhood as was given in the 70's and 80's? Has our modern world swallowed up the fondness of childhood? Riding bikes all day long during the summer months. Meeting your friends at 8:00 in the morning and not returning to your family until 6:30 at night for … Continue reading Childhood memories in our new world
The rain drops blurred as they hit the windshield leaving twinkling orbs. Admiring them, she smiled. Music resonated through the car carrying the older model sedan onto the highway ramp. The memories of the night swirled in her mind.... Want to read more? Subscribe to Channillo.com I am writing a series of essays/short stories/poetry. … Continue reading The Ride Home
SOL inspiration: Growing up, maturing, being adolescent, becoming a young adult, finishing college, getting a job, getting married, raising a family, having a successful career. These things take an immense amount of labor, pains, and handiwork and not everyone is successful at all of them, some of them, of few of them, even one of … Continue reading Should perfection be your ultimate destination?
No we cannot have it all! I want to be a mommy and a teacher, and be superior at both. I want to be able to go for a run whenever I want or meet friends for a drink. To be in shape, healthy, and have a social life! I want to sleep in or … Continue reading The realities of a Meager Modern Mom
In the dark, lonely shadows of the wet morning, she commenced on the thing she had been dreading. How did she ever arrive at this point? It was inevitable; she had to persist. The door creaked open. The damp air blew in. She walked through. It began. As a woman there are certain aspects of … Continue reading The chronicles of a mommy
In all honesty, it's like a zombie apocalypse. Have they been bitten? How and why is this "virus' being spread among our children? Even some adults appear to have been infected. Teenagers already walk among us as if they don't belong sometimes. They drag their feet. They moan and groan. At times, they just don't … Continue reading An epidemic of sorts in the 21st century
How are you celebrating poetry month in your classroom? Me? We are reading poems to understand theme, mood, and tone. We are investigating what's happening in the poem, how the author feels about her topic and how we the reader feel as we read the poetry. Then we'll be reading identity poems to see how … Continue reading Poetry Month in the Classroom
I have been participating in the Slice of Life story challenge. 31 days of writing! Wow! I have enjoyed it immensely. The first thing I did every morning was investigate the daily inspiration. I let my thoughts marinate on it every day. Some days ideas came instantly and I was able to post in the … Continue reading Day 31 of Slice of Life! A wholehearted THANK YOU!
Saturday mornings are a retreat after a mentally and physically exhausting week as a middle school teacher and mother. I am tried mentally dealing with lessons, adolescent drama, emotions, after school activities, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, homework. The list goes on ad infinitum. I walk to and from the train. I climb 3 flights of stairs … Continue reading SOL day 30! An internal struggle