Don’t forget to breathe! Hooking into the Big Breath


by Amanda Cleary Eastep I was lying on my side on the floor and toning my outer thighs alongside 10 other women, including my best friend, who was totally supportive of hitting Dairy Queen after our aerobics class. Our instructor, a petite and perky woman with saddlebags like…well, saddlebags…convinced me that if no amount of […]

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Taking a Red Crayon to a White Wall

Seven teenagers sit around the table, notebooks in front of them, looking to me to teach them how words work. How words flow out of the end of that purple gel pen or the¬†borrowed pencil and somehow arrange themselves on lines and into stories. I have barely finished a more-challenging-than-usual semester of teaching a media […]

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