Edit Boldly

Edit Boldly

Something extraordinary happened: my teenage daughter told me I had a great idea. (OK, I exaggerate, but only slightly!) My daughter is a senior in high school and in the midst of the college application process. Her Common Application essay is tremendous. Truly...
Buddy Bench

Buddy Bench

On the recent first day of school in my community, I decided to swing by the local elementary school on my morning walk. I love the excitement, jitters, and smiles of that first day drop off! While walking behind the school, along the outer edge of the playground, I...
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet? Who among us hasn’t taken a car ride as a kid and asked this question of the driver? When you’re little you’re in the back seat, and if you don’t really understand how you are getting where you are going, it’s unsettling...