Can I get an Amen??

My to-do list this week looks a lot like the one from last week. Mostly because, it is the same list. Or nearly. Very little got crossed off last week and yet a myriad things have been added. This is due, in part, to my lovely touch of madness: ADHD. It is also due to being the Executive Director of a non profit which is notoriously a never ending, shape shifting, simultaneously exhilarating and exhausting, perfect job for an extravert with ADHD.

Photo by Nina Strehl on Unsplash

I think I was supposed to write this blog post last week, but…


“You are safe. You are seen. You are celebrated.”

Something the author Toni Morrison said in an interview in the 90’s has stuck with me.

“When a kid walks in the door, does your face light up? When my kids were little and walked in the room I looked at them to see if they had buckled their trousers, or if their hair was combed. You think that your love and affection is on display because you’re caring for them, but it’s not. When they see you, they see the critical face, ‘What’s wrong now??’. …


“All the things you hear and learn and suffer and make. Music is a thrifty bit of magic; it finds a way to make everything in you useful.”

Our new music teacher, a legit hip hop artist, was unable to be at school for the first two weeks of school. The kids enrolled in music class were really excited to start making music together, but, instead, they were stuck with the Head of School as a substitute. It had been a crazy busy morning for me and it was a beautiful day outside, so I decided to take the class…

S#!t My Principal Says

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