About Me

I have always believed that writing takes courage. What swirls around the universe of our minds is the most private, intimate part of being human. When we put those swirls on paper, we turn ourselves inside out for the benefit (hopefully) of others. My mother has warned me from the moment I learned how to put pencil to paper to be careful about what I write. And I am. But I am also ready to believe that I need to be just as careful about what I don't write. So, my hope is that each post is more than I should bear, but exactly what I have to.

I live in Southern California, in the same city in which I was raised.  I am a high school English teacher who loves to share the power of words with my students.  I have a wonderful husband and three "energetic" sons.  Being in a family of all males has certainly taught me to see the world from anew perspective.  I hope to get better at that all the time. 

Thanks for taking a few minutes to get to know something about me.  I'd love to hear more about you, so please leave a comment!