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The Carpenter Bee

Thump, thump, thump. A full-bodied Carpenter bee. The kind of bee that gets in your face when you get into...

The Mosquito

It’s 5:30 am. I’m sitting at the dining room table. Typing away. Trying to pull words out of my head....

Fear of Poverty

I’m 15 years old. I’ve just arrived home after school and I’m standing by the side of the couch staring...

Remote Teaching Checklist

I’m a huge fan of checklists. You should be one too. If not, here’s an incredible article on how checklists...

The Joy of Moving Heavy Objects

My job does not ask a lot of me. Physically, that is. I stand, point, pace, write on a board...

Do’s and Don’ts for Zoom

This list is for my students. So, let’s just get right into it… BEFORE Take steps to improve your WIFI....

Hard Things

Dillon’s in the street raking up pulled weeds. I step out to check in on him. And, he begins. “Dad,...

The Art of Landscape Maintenance

It’s the end of the day. A long day. I’m tired. Spent. Drenched in sweat. Done. Ready to go. Shades...

Labor-Saving Devices

Dillon grips the wheelbarrow’s wooden handles and starts to wheel away. “Too fast” I tell him. He ignores me and...

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