The Giver, an Acrylic Painting with a Purpose

The Giver is an acrylic portrait that expresses a glorious burden—the challenge of bringing literacy resources to struggling readers. As an instructional coach, I have the privilege of working alongside many empathetic, hard-working people who share this mission. People who look into the eyes of students and see the pain that results from not being able …

The Importance of a Writer’s Value Assessment

Are there any other aspiring writers out there drowning in this sea of publishing pieces? When I decided to pursue publishing my manuscripts, I began researching what was required of writers in this technologically driven era. I had just emerged from a lengthy season of writing isolation, which enabled me to produce profusely. Yet the more …

43 Self Disclosure II

I sense a serious case of "feet dragging" occurring in my publishing progress. I have completed half of the editor's suggested changes to my manuscript but the other half glares at me whenever I enter my art room. Yet I still walk right on by the bundle of papers sitting on the table. "My excuses are warranted," I rationalize. "I …

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