Staying Gold

One of my long graduated student’s birthday came up in my Facebook feed today. As I always tell my ex-seventh graders, I told her to “stay gold.” As some may recognize, that’s a line from a Robert Frost poem, but more importantly to me, it is an important theme of the young adult classic The…

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Back to old things

So, one of the things that Kelley truly loved was keeping the scorebook for our high school baseball team. As a way to spend more time together, I became the stadium announcer for home baseball games. With Kelley being ill, I took off the spring season, and it ended up being a good thing, because,…

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