Documenting June: A(nother) List

Ozark View

In the twenty-minute process of staring at my computer screen trying to decide what to blog about I’ve concluded that contentment provides little fodder for over-thinking writers like myself, which makes me seriously question the intent of past posts. Were they sincere reflections or all just prettified complaints – rose-covered dirt heaps delivered straight to […]

Midwest Ocean

River

When the vinyl seats squeak under the weight of your wet feet. When the towels smell like a mid-July cocktail of sunscreen and bug spray. When the speakers pulse with Rascal Flatts and Jimmy Buffet and long-awaited playlists. When the cold shocks your back end as you hang off the boat to pee. When the […]

Summer Syllabus

Sunglasses

It seems my unrealistic anticipation of three “workless” months has arrived right on schedule, bearing with it the usual plethora of lofty summer goals. So many things to accomplish! So much sunshiny time to accomplish them! Somebody fetch me my magical unicorn so I can get started! Fellow teachers, you know what I mean. June, […]

Lately

Flowers

There’s one day every spring where the sun shines just bright enough and the temperature creeps just high enough to conjure the first real taste of summer, and yesterday was that day. Savannah and I spent it stocking up on petunias and spinach seeds and potting soil and our very first cactus plant, to which […]