April 12, 2019

Today was a big day at FSPA. I taught a session this morning about “Parkland Speaks.” I didn’t really have a plan as to what I wanted to talk about. I just knew that I wanted to be honest and speak from the heart. The session was packed, the questions were good. Unfortunately, the publicist … Continue reading April 12, 2019

April 10, 2019

Today, I attended the funeral of my best friend’s father. He passed away on Friday. He went into the hospital for something routine, and then three weeks later, he was gone. I was on the phone with her for about an hour on Saturday morning. We cried and I listened. I consoled her the best … Continue reading April 10, 2019

April 8, 2019

I had the opportunity to work with Steven & William Ladd today. They came in to create art with me and my students. I met them in the office, and was greeted by big smiles and even bigger hugs. I told them how excited I was to meet them and have them at MSD; they … Continue reading April 8, 2019

April 1, 2019

There definitely weren’t any April Fools jokes happening here today. It wasn’t the best day I’ve had in a while… I didn’t sleep well at all last night. I woke up before my alarm this morning. I got ready for work, knowing that I really had no idea what the day would hold. I got … Continue reading April 1, 2019

March 31, 2019

Today was an interesting day. It marks the end of spring break. I usually dread the Sunday of a break/vacation. I didn’t dread today. I’m not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, but at the same time, I know I need to. So much has happened during the last two weeks. We lost … Continue reading March 31, 2019

March 29, 2019

This morning, my son and I went to Kids In Distress (KID) to bring some artwork we got as part of his Mitzvah Project. It was the finishing touch to the project. All that’s left now is the room dedication. Over the past year, we raised money to create a library for the KID pre-school. … Continue reading March 29, 2019

March 28, 2019

I was asked a few weeks ago to speak at a Hadassah meeting. Hadassah is an organization of Jewish women who volunteer and raise money for community programs and health initiatives in Israel. My grandmother was a lifetime member. My mom is a lifetime member. I am a lifetime member. It was meaningful to be … Continue reading March 28, 2019

March 25, 2019

I went for a haircut today. I booked the appointment weeks ago, but spent the whole time in New York City exclaiming how excited I was to cut it all off. I love my hair, but sometimes it needs to go. It’s very thick, curly & heavy… not ideal for life in Florida, seven steps … Continue reading March 25, 2019

March 24, 2019

A year ago today, I was in Washington, DC for March For Our Lives. Today, I spent the day in my room. Last weekend, a 2018 graduate committed suicide. Last night, a current student did the same. While I did not have either as a student, my heart aches for them. For their families. For … Continue reading March 24, 2019

March 22, 2019

Today was an absolutely wonderful day! I won two of the most prestigious awards given by CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association). The first was presented at the adviser luncheon. I was awarded the Gold Key. This award is presented to those who have shown outstanding dedication to scholastic journalism. More information about the award can … Continue reading March 22, 2019