Jennifer


I Wish I Could Show You

I wish I could show you the slip of a road I travel every day, the way the the black silk tie slinks into the impossible mountains. Mist hovers in the limbs, a scent you can’t catch, an old sturdy promise. Some days the moon slivers and winks in the […]


Buck Up and Do It

Three weeks until the end of the school year, and since we live on a campus, we can see the signs of exhaustion everywhere. The students fluctuate between half a care and exactly zero cares. They can barely drag themselves to sport practice after school. When they’re not busy avoiding […]

track workouts

Theory and Practice and Running

Alfred North Whitehead was a metaphysician (whatever that is) who taught mathematics at Cambridge in the late 1800s. He contributed¬†a theory of social and educational philosophy about which I recently learned. Theories are cool for theorists and academics, but most of us don’t bump up against them in our daily […]