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Wednesday Wanderings

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So this past weekend, I finally finished the first draft of Surgeburnt, my post-apocalyptic science fantasy novel.  The setting was out of my wheelhouse, a stretch for my skills, and the plot required some delicate handling, because it involv…

Hogwarts is Not a Good School

Having recently finished rereading Rowling’s series for about the tenth time, I’ve once again fallen in love with her intricate world, her lovable characters, and the sheer brilliance of her writing. Yet as a teacher, I can’t help but notice some of the issues at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Class sizes and schedules […]

Wednesday Wanderings

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I know it’s been radio silence on this blog for a while.  It’s been a crazy few months.  I’ve been studying for the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) which exam I just passed – a huge feather in my cap.  Work has taken a lot of my emoti…