Michie Smashing Thoughts

Smashing my way through life one piece at a time

Michie Smashing Thoughts


In the first part of this piece, I talk about masks we wear as teachers, focusing solely on the individual. In this piece, I discuss masks we wear as a whole staff, and how these not only affect our relationships, but also the environment as a whole.


This is part 1 in a 2 part series about the masks we wear as educators and other adults alike, for the children in our care. What is appropriate to show and what do we hide? In this piece, I explore some of these ideas.

Sport Short 2: The Second Annexation of Puerto Rico– UAWRFC Rugby Legends

This is the second short in a series I am writing about those flash moments you get in sports that NEVER leave you. Athletes know that these moments are not and CANNOT be planned. In the decades of sports, I still have these plays, these visions, and these games I can see like it was happening in the present. The second of many is this true tale of two rugby women in their prime completing the best play that college rugby has ever seen, a trick play inspired by a classic movie, The Little Giants. 

Why I Play Rugby

This week my rugby coach, Lori “The Ripper” Staples, asked us to answer 2 questions about rugby. Here is my shared response about why I play rugby and what it feels like to play.

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