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RinR: Living the Dream


What do you say when people ask you how you are? I always say "living the dream." The other day I said this and the friend who had asked me how I was burst into laughter. "Rachel! Whose dream?" she... Continue Reading →

TeacherDiaries: YOLO. You Only Latin Once. (The one where I leave my job)


I started my unexpected teaching career with nothing: I didn't know Latin, I'd never taught, never even been in a private school, wasn't affiliated with the church...In my interview, I literally told the principal "I don't know why you'd hire... Continue Reading →

A Time Capsule of the Year


I've kept a diary most of my life, the last few year's have been a public one on this blog and others. I don't know if it's the new Pinterest habit that's gotten me thinking so craftily, but I thought... Continue Reading →

“It’s the hard that makes it great” dailyprompt: silver screen


There is a great moment in "A League of Their Own" (watch it here), when Dottie is planning on going back to Oregon with her husband Bob, and her manager confronts her about her choice: Jimmy Dugan: Shit, Dottie, if... Continue Reading →

Dear Brian, Please, PLEASE don’t break my heart (300)


If you're anything like me (and God help you) you have been biting your nails over the recent talks between Brian Wilson and the SF Giants. He spent last year on the bench after recovering from his second Tommy John... Continue Reading →

I am describing now. (298)


Thought I'd offer a little update on this crazy little thing called "life." Thought I'd offer it in bullet points, with many photos. I am on vacation!! This is one week out of the year I am always thankful to... Continue Reading →

259: All that junk, all that junk inside yo trunk


I cleaned out my car for the first time since...well...I think probably 2008. It was like unearthing a time capsule of my life I had never intended to make. I found: One flip flop. Just one. Baseball glove. Volleyballs for... Continue Reading →

Find a Happy Place


Tryouts are over, the volleyball team has bees chosen, I feel good about my choices, I'm sorer than I've been in a year. Holding tryouts knowing youll cut half the girls in attendance is rough. They sprinted and wall sat... Continue Reading →

TeacherDiaries: How to have a Great Parent/Teacher Conference


Today I had roughly sixty parent/teacher conferences. Some with both parents present, some with the child present. Most were fanTAStic. Some were awkward. One was horrifying. And I thought to myself, "Self, some of these parents need some loving (or... Continue Reading →

84 – hey now, hey now, dont dream its over.


my first season of coaching volleyball is over, and one of my parents asked me "are you excited for all your free time?" I answered "well, actually I don't want it." and it was kind of funny, but mostly serious. I'm... Continue Reading →

81 – Wednesdays are…in the middle of the week.


I'm behind a day! Yesterday, I got an email from WordPress.com excusing me from writing a daily blog because the site was down. I was kinda glad because I'd had a MAJOR vball day...we beat this unbeatable team, Valley, in... Continue Reading →

80 – Monday Round Up


Fav moment of the day - We had what may be our last volleyball practice of the season today, and I had the girls fill out little journal surveys about what they thought of the season, their favorite parts, what... Continue Reading →

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