Tag: action

A to Z Challenge: O is for Occupation, or Why Don't I Know What I Want To Do When I Grow Up?

Does anyone else feel like they still have no idea what they want to do with their life? Does anyone else think about what kind of work they REALLY want to do?  Does anyone else want to quit their full-time job and go back to school—at 52? Does anyone else feel like a failure because... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: L is for Limited (not the store)

Limited has a few definitions, but the two I was thinking of when I started this post were: (1) restricted in size, amount, or extent, and (2) (of a person) not great in ability or talents. This word came to me this morning as I was driving to work.  I get to work an hour... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: G is for Grace

Today I was just not feeling it. And I didn’t want to write this blog. I woke up late and right away my brain was in a tizzy. I worked to turn it around while I got ready, but then there was no iced coffee at my Starbucks! My barista made me a lovely Iced... Read more »

A is for Action

I’m teacher and we borrow good ideas! My husband writes a blog and in an effort to get his mojo going again, he’s doing an A to Z Challenge. I, too, need some mojo in my writing life, so I’m going to borrow his idea. According to our ChicagoNow blog manager, that’s ok. I was originally... Read more »

A New Vision for CPS: A Reason for Hope?

Last week, I wrote a blog about the new “Learn.Plan,Succeed” initiative. I was infuriated. This week, I might be hopeful. On April 19, with very little fanfare, a new three-year vision for Chicago Public Schools was released to CPS employees. This vision is very ambitious, and very necessary. Because of this new vision, I am... Read more »

Hope for Today

A recent post by Hal Runkel, an author I admire, got me thinking. I just purchased Hal’s most recent book, Choose Your Own Adulthood, and can’t wait to share it with my kids (after I read it).  I love Hal’s humor and the fact that he seems like a real person instead of someone who... Read more »

Times Like These

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, The... Read more »