“words—
lonely written words—are all you’ve got”

—Virginia Shea

“communication happens when I know you know what I know”

—Me

Small efforts can make big impacts

During dinner with friends last night, Kirsten made a point to tell me some templates I’d created for her were a hit with the other teachers in her school. I was a little surprised.

Early in the school year she’d asked for some help creating templates for different size vocabulary cards. Her need was really basic—just 8-1/2 x 11 pages divided into three, six and eight parts each with a picture and a couple of words. And she needed something she could edit herself, print and laminate.

I found Office for Mac on her school laptop and in a few

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