Slice of Life: Currently


My writing schedule has been disrupted by staying at school too late over the past few days, so this “Currently” list seemed like a good way to try to get back on track. Thanks to Fran McVeigh and Bev Baird for the inspiration!


Listening to the wind. It’s howling this morning. Morning Edition is on, but I usually listen to music when I write. Mozart and Scarlatti are my favorites. On my way to work later, I’ll be listening to Erik Larson’s new book, Dead Wake, about the sinking of the Lusitania.

Eating oatmeal and toast for breakfast.

Drinking coffee!

Wearing my pajamas and bathrobe.

Reading Enchantment Lake, by Margi Preus. I love Preus’s writing, and this is an engaging mystery, but I haven’t had a lot of time for reading lately.

Feeling happy that the weather has finally changed and there are hints of spring in the air. The snow is melting faster that I thought possible.

Wanting more time to read. My TBR pile is about to topple over!

Needing to get ready to go to Rhode Island this weekend for the Teaching Studio’s Educators’ Institute. Vicki Vinton, Sharon Taberski, and Cornelius Minor are the keynote speakers!

Thinking about how we’ll celebrate my son’s upcoming 30th birthday. Will we go to Brooklyn, or will Michael and Julia come home for the weekend?

Enjoying having an extra half hour this morning to sit at the kitchen table to eat my breakfast, write this slice, and watch the sunrise.

Thank you to StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna, and Beth for this space for teachers and others to share their stories each day during the month of March and on Tuesdays throughout the year. Be sure to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts.

5 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Currently

  1. Love your “Currently” post. I agree about the time to read – but I’d add art and writing as well. Thanks for the book title – referrals are best and I hand’t heard of her.


  2. I enjoyed reading your Currently slice. I tried this for the first time yesterday and loved how it stimulated my thinking. I am going to have to check out the book about the Lusitania! I hope that you post about institute that you’re attending this weekend-it sounds great!


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