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Kay’s Journal: Montreal Snippets

On Friday I leave for Montreal for the second Mastermind of my coaching cohort group. I’m excited to be with my peers and coaches and the excellent facilitation experience I know is ahead. Here are some snippets from the second 90-day sprint (Jan-Mar). My

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Kay’s Journal: An Indie Poem a Day

March has yielded its temper to the fickle sweetness of April, the third-snowiest month of the Colorado year. Today, Easter Sunday, is the first of April. I hear the toddlers next

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Kay’s Journal: Marching for Their Lives

On Saturday I marched, along with tens of thousands of students, parents, teachers and community members, in downtown Denver. We stood in solidarity against gun violence and for the return of school safety, school counselors, a better-funded mental health system, and a way of

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Kay’s Journal: Two Years Ago This Week

Kay’s note, 3/20/18: A family¬† member was in a serious car accident yesterday. Only minor injuries, blessedly, but I’m on standby for emotional and logistical support. This week’s blog is a Throwback Tuesday to March 21, 2016. I’ll be back next week!

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Kay’s Journal: Closure

March winds howl outside my window and bend the tulip stalks enough to make me nervous they’ll snap. So far, they haven’t. I remind myself that tulips know how to grow. I’m experiencing a time of welcome closure on several fronts. My curriculum

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Kay’s Journal: Five Things the Desert Taught Me

The women’s writing retreat in Scottsdale adjourned one week ago, and I’ve assimilated back into my everyday life. Still, a part of my heart remains in the circle of women who quickly bonded and became a working community. Here are some things the

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Kay’s Journal: Restoring the Writing Magic

Dear Kay: Help! I’m working on a writing project but I’m having a terrible time focusing. I’m writing in circles, starting and stopping, making myself miserable, not finishing anything, bored with what I write and the whole process of writing. My lack of

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Kay’s Journal: Columbine

Every time there is a school shooting — regrettably, that is quite frequently in the United States of America — millions of people in this country are plunged into trauma. Most of them are families, friends and communities of the past-and-present victims, the

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Kay’s Journal: Civil Obedience

  It’s no secret to anyone who’s been hanging out with me since the 2016 election season that I think Donald Trump is dangerous to our democracy. We hear a lot about the dramatic stuff — the staff shake-ups at the White House,

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Kay’s Journal: Writers on the Writing Habit

I’m restoring myself to balance after that intense sprint of curriculum writing that ate the entire month of January. It’s now in pilot stages and exceeding my expectations. Happy endings! This weekend I returned attention to my moldering creative writing project. My critique

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