I have kept the blog with the intentions of coming back in the near future. Since my last post, I have lost 160 pounds, gotten married, bought a house, finished my masters in reading instruction, and have taught fourth grade for 5 additional years. I have also simplified my life. Some people may call me a hippie. I don't know what that label means. But if I'm a hippie, I like it. However, I still have a computer and still feel strongly about education reform. I will be posting more often... probably whenever something engages me to do so.