Back-To-School Issue

I used to be obsessed with magazines. My favorite? The Seventeen August issue. The Seventeen August issue was packed with advice on everything, gorgeous ads, and an East coast style sensibility that while super impractical for a California girl with no fashion budget, was the epitome of dreamy sophistication. As an adult, I’ve subscribed to Allure, Vogue, Poets and Writers, Writer’s Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Domino, Shape, Fitness, Oxygen, and Women’s Health. I love going to my mailbox and finding a shiny new magazine. It’s old-fashioned and cool. The problem is too much of the content doesn’t apply to me anymore. My…

One to Watch: John Reid

I’ve been lucky enough to meet many wonderful students in my classrooms over the past twenty years or so.  In my new series One to Watch, I will feature former students who are now writers to introduce my readers to their work. John Reid was a member of an eighth grade class that I remember as my biggest professional failure. If you were there when it happened, you would totally agree that it wasn’t them, it was me.  I went on a six week maternity leave in December and came back a post-partum mess of a human being. My poor students. I was cranky…