The Return of the Thick-Heeled Pump

I remember a time when thicker heels were just plain tacky. The skinnier the stiletto, the better. Lo and behold, things have changed. Granted, this doesn’t mean thick heels haven’t ever been in style. I know the seventies, for example, were definitely the thick heels’ heyday. But up until recently, the TH definitely didn’t have a place in my closet….

The Male Perspective

I’ve never been the type of girl to have very many male friends. I’ve always had a lot of female friends and the same best friend since kindergarten. A potpourri of girls’ opinions abound on topics from everything, ranging from “What should I wear?” to (when I was single) “Should I text him?” I grew…

Shocking Pink

I have several wonderful friends who also teach high school English. It’s wonderful to have so many creative souls to share ideas with. A friend who teaches at a high school in the northern part of the county was at a professional development meeting, and she was disappointed in her colleagues’ bland responses to a…

A Confession

Listen while reading, if you please. I was invited to chaperone a retreat for the juniors at the school where I teach. It’s a Catholic school, a school I happen to love with my whole heart where I graduated from. A big part of our school’s identity is offering retreats, which are basically spiritual journeys,…