Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.
2) This song was written by The Kiboomers, two early education teachers who are passionate about the power of music to help kids learn. Tell us about a teacher who had an impact on your life. I could pick a few, but I think my college writing professor might be the biggest one. When I went into college, I had no intention of getting an English degree, but I couldn’t ignore the pull of it. The practical writing things and professional advice my classmates and I got was really valuable, and she was so sweet and encouraging. Writing can be hard and writers can be really hard on themselves, and she made me feel like I didn’t suck.
6) A little time in the microwave can do ugly things to a Peep. Have you ever nuked a Peep? I think I have, but the much more fun story is the time my friend Marion and I played with chemicals in photography in high school trying to dissolve Valentine’s Day candies. Those little hearts and indestructible, and that scares me.
8) A traditional American Easter dinner usually includes glazed ham or roast lamb. Which would you rather have as your main course? I’m a vegetarian, so neither, but if I had to pick, it would be the ham my grandma used to make.
9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated? Sleep, of course, but also time spent outside in warm air and sunshine. Productive creative writing can do it, too, but depending on the subject matter, that can also just be exhausting. I think it’s most refreshing when it comes easily.