Life never turns out quite like you think it will, and that’s probably a blessing. The brilliance of age is that with it comes perspective. The older I get, the more I realize that, despite the momentary confusion, resistance, and resentment whenever things didn’t go as planned, there is ultimately a reason for everything… Sometimes it’s hard to find the goodness in a moment of misery, but it’s always there.   Look closely.   The rewards at times may seem small, but when you zoom in, you realize that they are really a lot bigger than they appeared at first. Objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they appear… or something like that. Each day, we are given countless opportunities to see the beauty and make it all worthwhile. Life is long. But it is also short. Too short. And it’s up to us to make each day count. 

Welcome to ebb and flow.  A collection of thoughts on life.  

Ebb and Flow

On life.

A collection of shorter essays with raw, vulnerable, real reflections on the little (and sometime not so little) lessons learned throughout life. Figuring it out as I go.


On pausing and taking it all in.

Thoughts on life from the perspective of a mid-career, life-changing sabbatical. Sometimes we need to stop and look back so that we can move forward.

Taking Flight

On the future.

A collection of thoughts on school, education, learning, and how to raise and teach for a more equal, caring, resilient, creative, and prepared generation.

“Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence neither speed up nor slow down add to nor diminish – it is an imponderably valuable gift.”