In My Own Little Corner Cell

Practicing social distancing to the max, but can’t complain about the view from my turret cell in East Tennessee.

I’ve received positive and helpful feedback on my book, yet it still has not found a home.

To rewrite, or not to rewrite; that is the question.

The answer may be somewhere in-between doing and not doing.

But Yoda might disagree. 🤔


Grandmasters and Grapes

Ah, to be remembered for grandmasters and grapes,
for Narnia and philosopher-scientists,
for St. Exupery and our avian companions on Earth,
for spreading chess fever to help us find our voice –
Thank you for this reminder
of the true curriculum I am meant to bestow as your guide –
yes, a teacher in disguise!
Still striving to take unstained out of this world…my panache!

Grandmasters and Grapes
A generous ode written about me (VWG) by a 4th-grade student 




Paul Potts, AGT Superstar!

I’m SO very glad that the world famous tenor Paul Potts made the cut tonight on AGT Champions. He and his fabulous wife Julz visited my classroom years ago, out of the goodness of their hearts, after he won the Britain’s Got Talent Championship. They had plenty of other ways they could have chosen to spend their time in NYC, but yet they came. They even played chess with us! Thankfully I have this video to remember it by.