R.E. Baird’s Blog


Moraine Lake 2017

Rachel Baird’s blog on teaching, leadership, philosophy, music and more. Inspired by nature.

I am finally bringing years of experience and random scribbles to life. If you want to receive up-dates on new blog posts and my writing journey, don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page.

Latest Posts

The Benefits of Writing Groups and Conferences

Four years ago, I made the decision to join a writing group. I was going through a rough time in my life, and books were an escape. I spent countless hours reading, immersed in fantasy worlds. After a few hundred books, an idea popped into my head. I could do this. I could totally write […]

I’m An Owl

“See the owl in the tree, Who-oo! Whoo-oo! He is staring right at me!” – Owl in the Night by Catherine Rollin (RCM – Prep A Repertiore) I’m an Owl. No, I don’t think I’m the wisest in forest. I don’t fly or hunt in the night. I do have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. […]

Being Thrown Up on is Part of Being a Leader

The year was 2005, and it was my first shift as a swim instructor at the Kingston Family YMCA. The little boy I was holding after a jump into the pool threw up all over me. He had eaten hot dogs and mac and cheese for dinner. I still remember the smell. Clamping down my […]

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