Unraveling This Life

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The Sweet Escape

Posted on October 23, 2012

It takes me a while to get shit done these days. Dishes. Vacuuming. Grading. Processing photos. About the only thing I get done on time is go to sleep, and even that is in question given the number of times I’ve woken up on the couch. So I guess even that skill has left me. And it comes as very little surprise then that it might take me about two full weeks to get my Toronto photos completed and up. It has been ages since I was last in Toronto. Pretty sure that I was seven the last time I was there, so I doubt it even counts. But still, it felt very familiar. Very natural. Very homelike. Sure, there were lots of nods…

Ten Seconds

Posted on October 10, 2012

Normally, a 10 On 10 day is a regular, run-of-the-mill kinda day. Nothing special. Nothing unusual going on. So let’s just pretend that I jet off to Canada on a daily basis and meet up with women who fill me with joy and recharge my batteries all the f-ing time. Because reality can wait for a weekend. All photos were taken on October 5, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey and Toronto, Canada. If you’re done here, go check out Laura Louise’s day. That would be her in the fifth photo taking something awesome, no doubt!

Road To Nowhere

Posted on July 13, 2012

Believe it or not, my college degree is in writing. Granted, it’s in technical writing, which is all kinds of boring, but there were countless classes about how to write and what to write and everything writerly. I have to remind myself of that background occasionally during the school year when it seems like all I am doing is explaining what a verb is or why the prefix “in-” can both be a negative but also is an intensifier. “Best practice” says that teachers should model, model, model, so I try to write with my students and show them my process, but I’ll admit that it doesn’t go far enough. It’s hard to put it out there even for 12- and 13-year-olds. Enter Beverly’s…