seekingmeme

seekingmeme

I'm a 40-something divorced mother of two boys. I've been a high school math teacher since the early 1990s and have a broad range of interests from the arts to sports to philosophy. Writing is my newest passion.
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  • Sounds of the Season
    A haiku about Christmas music.
  • I'm Just Not Good at Math
    Inspired by my current students, this is a poem about the difference between what I believe about them and what they believe about themselves.
  • The Charge of the Heart Brigade
    One math teacher's view of the impact of the current testing culture
  • It Still Takes a Village
    A look at public, private, charter, and home-schools considering the pros and cons of each.
  • The Heart of Teaching
    Inspired by the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action on July 30, 2011 - from my heart as a teacher, this is what I want to do more than anything.
  • Rainbow Haiku
    A simple haiku about the need for sun and rain.
  • New Hope Haiku
    The beginning of something beautiful? Perhaps...
  • There's Something Special 'Bout the Sea
    A villanelle poem that expresses my deep love for the ocean.
  • Summertime
    An acrostic style poem about the joys of summer
  • Daddy's Girl
    A poem (song?) for Father's Day.
  • Drowning in Sadness
    A sestina poem about depression.
  • Sestina for the Dreamers
    Here is a poem in the form of a sestina about sharing dreams and drawing on the energy of others.
  • Bible Verses: A Source of Inspiration
    My favorite Bible verses have often, but not always, been written into songs. Here are the verses that encourage me most with a bit of personal history with each of them.
  • Carolina Rebellion
    A middle-aged divorcee reflects on Charlotte's first rock festival.
  • The Colors of Springtime
    A narrative poem noticing how colors change from winter into spring.
  • Ten Books in Eight Weeks
    Who doesn't enjoy sitting on the beach or by the pool with a good book? Here is my list of books I plan to read this summer!
  • Transparency
    A poem about seeing what is on the inside, about setting boundaries.
  • A Southern Summer Sonnet
    If Shakespeare had lived in the Southern United States, I suspect he'd have written sonnets somewhat like this.
  • Ode to My Two Mothers on Mother's Day
    An adoptee reflects on her own life and how it has impacted her own children.
  • A Teacher Plans for Summer Break
    I promised my own children that this summer would be all about them, that I would leave school work at work. Sadly, that is never the reality.
  • Broken Beautys
    This is the story of a mother and daughter, a broken sea shell, and the beauty that they each hold within.
  • Reflections of an Adult Adoptee
    A 40-something mother of 2 reflects on the impact of adoption on her life.
  • A Mother's View of Easter
    A poem considering Mary the mother of Jesus' point of view from Good Friday to Easter morning.
  • A Teacher's Manifesto
    There has been a great deal of public discussion about the teaching profession recently. I have been appalled by how many people don't understand the job of a teacher. This is my response.
  • The Importance of the Arts in Public Schools
    This is the story of a high school student that was on the fast track to a life in prison when he found an opportunity in a little theatrical production that changed the course of his life forever.
  • Kevin Bacon Game - the Musical
    Everyone has played the Kevin Bacon game with movies. How about with music? His family band The Bacon Brothers open the door to a whole new avenue for exploring how closely connected we all really are.
  • 5 Signs that it Might Be Time to Quit Your Job
    Have you lost the fire to give your all to your job? Now may be the time to make a change.
  • Breaking the Silence Surrounding Child Abuse
    When CNN reporter Don Lemon shared on live television about his own experience with child abuse, I was moved to tell my own story. With increased awareness of how children behave during the abuse, we can take action to help these innocent children sooner.

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