Category Archives: school

When Life Gives You Lemons

The above photo pretty much sums up my day. I suppose I could take it a couple of different ways. I could just shrug and chuckle inwardly at the mistake.  My smugness would disappear shortly after I realize that I … Continue reading

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Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists. One After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain. I was in my … Continue reading

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Back to School Shopping…

Had I stopped to really think about it, I probably wouldn’t have gone out today. This is the weekend before school starts for so many young students and I would have predicted that the stores would be packed.  People would … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

  There’s a certain adrenaline rush when you’re in front of a new class. New teachers will be better acquainted with it than old ones.  They will probably mislabel it fear, but that isn’t a reason to distrust their descriptions.  … Continue reading

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Alma Mater

I don’t want to be a person who lives in the past. I want to embrace today and tomorrow as best I can.  However, forgetting the past and either its trials or triumphs would be rather unfair and probably unwise. … Continue reading

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