new year’s resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are a funny thing.  Each year we make a series of promises to ourselves.  It is a quirky tradition that I eagerly embrace as though the opportunity to remake oneself only comes once a year. There is something magical about being able to thaw out the “good side” of yourself just in […]

it’s a merry norovirus christmas!

Going to Ohio has become synonymous with Christmas. Saturday morning David and I wake up early and pack the car for the 11 hours drive from Boston to my parents’ house. The dogs spread out in the back seat and sleep all the way while David and I drive in 3 to 4 hour shifts. Making minimal […]

foodie gift guide

Short list for every foodie (well, maybe number 3 is a little silly but come on how cute is that clock!): one; two; three; four; five; six  Holiday shopping is my favorite time of year.  Imaging a loved one’s face when they open a hand-picked gift makes the hassle of fighting my way through the mall worth it. […]


Utopia: an imagined place in which all is perfect. Education is rarely viewed as a utopia.  With declining national test scores, the loss of teacher bargaining rights, and expanding classroom sizes, there are many fundamental changes that need to be made in how we educate the future generations.  Brilliant minds invest time, money, and power […]


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