Family life

Throw Back Thursday: My Eighth Grade Semi Formal Date, Matthew and Me (1988)

Look how cute my date is in his white button up, stylish dress pants, skinny tie (from the Kevin Bacon Footloose era), slight product in his hair. I was one lucky girl, despite the fact that I didn’t even really like pink.  I loved my hair in this picture with the matching, giant pink bow… Continue reading Throw Back Thursday: My Eighth Grade Semi Formal Date, Matthew and Me (1988)

Education

Learning to Read is a Little Like Learning to Drive–Only Harder

The wee one on the far left knew that writing her name came easier to her than it did to her older brother, the husky fellow holding the red snake.  She never teased him about it, but instead, would put her little hand on his arm and reassured, “It’s okay, Carver, writing can be hard.”… Continue reading Learning to Read is a Little Like Learning to Drive–Only Harder

True North

The Kirkus Indie Review (my first official literary criticism)

The Kirkus Indie Review reports: English teacher Krill addresses engaging what-if questions about parenthood in her debut novella. Elizabeth and Andrew conceive their children via in vitro fertilization due to a spinal cord injury that Andrew received as a teenager. After their two children, Michelle and Stephen, are born, the couple faces the decision of… Continue reading The Kirkus Indie Review (my first official literary criticism)