Sunday, June 22, 2014

word of the week

Our Word of the Week

that I added to the fish bowl on my desk


hushed (adjective) 1. having a calm and still silence

Thursday, June 12, 2014

books to read

Excited about 
my newest stack of
books to read.

Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom -Susin Neilson
This is Where I Leave You -Jonathan Trooper
The 14 Fibs of Gergory K. -Greg Pincus
Casebook -Mona Simpson

Saturday, June 7, 2014

listen to the teacher

May 5, 1986
When the teacher tells you to be quiet in line, you should! You should stand up straight. You should shut your mouth and be quiet. You should never talk to the person next to you. You should listen to the teacher.

I wrote this journal entry twenty eight years ago. I was in third grade. While the spelling and punctuation leave room for improvement, I continue to find inspiration from a time in my life when the good ideas were just pouring out.

For instance, I just love how opinionated the writing is: Listen to the teacher! The thing is, I can't remember if I was being an over-the-top rule follower. Or, maybe I had just gotten in trouble and I was reminding myself how to avoid getting in trouble again? I've got a feeling it's the latter of the two. I spent a great deal of third grade in trouble.