The flow pulls me in Over the edge I fly with the water Foaming, expanding, falling Flowing, going, Going, gone I am in my head Again Trying to break free Of that which holds me Down Let it go Let if flow Let it drift on tides To places unknown The rush and the roar […]

On Theme Parks and Storytelling

On theme parks and storytelling, I have recently had a lot to explore. While traveling with my family, we have visited several parks as part of our vacation. We have been on some exceptionally good rides. Roller coasters with digital elements blended seamlessly into the background. But what stands out, at the end of our […]


Exhaustion melts my motivation Like a candle in the sun Waning and falling over In a useless clump There is no energy No passion in the midday sun The heat oppresses Compresses And compels lackadaisical thinking Thoughts foggy Memories cloudy Purpose opaque There is no such thing as energy In the tropical sunlight Unless it […]

Seeing the Work

It’s a funny truth that I keep losing track of, but the more consistent you are with your writing, the better your ability will be at seeing the work. After a bit of a rollercoaster, being back on a writing schedule has me absolutely jazzed daily. I look forward to this time I have set […]

Pushing Through

Some more letters written today and some more tweaking. The closer I get to this particular goal, the more terrified I get. It’s not even the idea that I will fail, or I am not as good as I would like to be. Hell, even the idea of success seizes me guts cold. Really, it’s […]

Love and Hate

Teaching and writing are both parts of my life that I both love and hate. There are so many moments during my day when I take absolute joy from what I am doing. There’s no feeling quite like hitting a flow in your writing, no matter the subject matter. Nor is there anything quite like […]


This is not your typical graduation The years have not been kind to learning Isolation is no true guide This is not just ceremony Nor is it celebration time This is a moment in a story Where you look back at what came Before Before moving on This is where you take stock This is […]

The Education Fallacy

When you have worked long enough in education, you are bound to come across a few recycled phrases. “We’ve always done it this way” is a personal favourite of mine. Nothing says I don’t want to think about my practice more than the expression that assumes mastery. “We did this before, but we called it […]

Getting Behind

I don’t think there’s a worse feeling in the world than getting behind. In education, it’s an experience that I have often. Marking, planning, reports, oh my. The deadlines are furious and all consuming. Plus, you need to keep track of your own, teach the students how to keep track of theirs, and make sure […]

Questions I Wrestle With

There are a host of questions I wrestle with as a creative. Most of them you would know already, without even talking to me. The same narcissistic pull, the same neurotic push of “when will people find my genius?” to “why do you even bother?” Usually at the same time, which is absolute torture. But […]