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the art of transitions

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There are some images that just resonate so deeply, they never fade. This 3 and 1/2 minute video is one such image. Once the senses move past the the scantily clad woman, the stunning cityscape, and the soft sultry music, what is left is asana that is so captivating…it steals the breath. On my mat, I want […]

transitions. becoming.

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There are balances and harmonies always shifting, always necessary to maintain…It is a matter of transitions, you see; the changing, the becoming must be cared for closely (Leslie Silko, Ceremony). Several people important in my life are approaching a pending change of some sort in their lives. From graduation to relocation to job searches to new relationships, they […]

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Wanted: the OG Mrs. Davenport. Have you seen her? Sadly, I don’t think I have in a while either. I knew moving away from urban education would have reverberations. Some I predicted; some were unpredictable yet unsurprising. But I fear in some ways I’ve lost myself in the transition. A question I am holding at […]

using circle practice in the classroom

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The post that appears below is the original draft I submitted to Edutopia, an amazing website of all things education! (To all my readers working in schools, it is highly valuable and worth following.)  Using Circles in the Classroom When I think about my style as a teacher, two words come to mind: community and […]

gates and guardians: a reflection on the state of a sorrowful heart

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Dave and I have spent the last seven days in silence. No, we’re not in a fight. Well… Not with each other at least. Rather, we have spent the last week at a six-night meditation retreat. I did something similar a few years back and wrote about here (in prose) and here (in verse). This […]

tri it on: my first open water swim

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Last November, Dave and I were in Guaruja when there happened to be a triathlon. Fascinated, we spent much of the morning watching swimmers, bikers and runners compete and transition from one event to the next. A little seed was planted that day. And now, I’m registered for my very first sprint tri! Gulp. One piece of […]

reflections: my 2nd semester overseas

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It is a beautiful day today here in Sao Paulo. As I sit on my balcony and type this, I can hear the vibrating diminuendo of the Brazilian-ice-cream-vender-flute-call. A small corner of the sky hides pale blue dancing with crisp cloud puffs. The majority is overcast, hinting at the impending showers; they come just like […]

expat insecurities: how moving overseas turns you into a middle schooler

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This post has been marinating a while in my mind (often around 1 or 2 middle of the night: time to wake up and worry about things you can’t control. yippee!). A variety of factors have appeared on the radar recently that I’ll attribute to a storm of culture shock brewing off the shore. An […]

teacher reflections: strong relationships AND high expectations

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I have transitioned, now, into four different schools. The first school, Adams City High School, I like to think I came in as a wrecking ball. Unfamiliar, new, powerful in a naive way. The second and third school, Bruce Randolph and North, respectively, where I first tiptoed around who I knew I was and who […]

flowers and monkeys, oh my!

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When Dave and I transitioned down here, one of our biggest worries was the shift to city life. No longer would our yard be filled with deer, elk and bear. Rather the sounds of cars and smells of exhaust and emissions of lights would form our daily backdrop. While this is true, I have been […]

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