Category Archives: writing

From This Day Forward

First and Foremost Happy New Year everyone. It is bittersweet saying it, but I want to start off the year positively. Though I know turning the page in the calendar isn’t the end of the pandemic and really doesn’t change … Continue reading

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White Christmas

The idea of a white Christmas is immortalized in song and the idea is often expressed by my students–including those who lived in climates where a white Christmas would have been a sign of the impending apocalypse. It has never … Continue reading

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Thank You Everyone

I just wanted to write a quick, but sincere, thank you to everyone who read and responded to my last blog. Honestly, I don’t think anything I have written in the last year has garnered as many responses. Your ideas … Continue reading

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Promoting My Blog

I took a look at my yearly statistics this morning and realized that I was probably going to have fewer views this year than last. Every year up until this one, I have managed to grow my readership in all … Continue reading

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What Your Amazon Wish List Says About You

I don’t know exactly how it started, but we were having a family discussion about Amazon wish lists.  I think my mother was wondering what to buy my sister for her birthday.  My mother knew that I had a wish … Continue reading

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When There’s Nothing to Write About

Having no thoughts on where or how to start and stop this thing, you can expect a bit of a ramble. I haven’t been writing much.  This is probably due to the mourning of my cat and the heaviness I … Continue reading

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Getting the Mail

If I were writing for a book, I would say that I taught from a loft, surrounded by multiple computer screens with a big panoramic window overlooking the water.  That would sound good and add an extra layer to the … Continue reading

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Morning Reading

My mornings used to be rushed to get myself out of bed, clean, fed, and on the bus.  It was on the bus that I had time to relax, read, and even do some lesson planning.  I’ve chronicled this many … Continue reading

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Lots to Talk About

In the bleakest moments, people need to shine their brightest.  I am not sure that things are truly bleak, but they are a far cry from good.  What I can say is that I have not been doing my best … Continue reading

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Responding to a Fellow Blogger

I am following about 270 bloggers.  That seems like a lot, but since I haven’t cleaned it out in a while, I am sure the number of active bloggers is around 30, certainly less than 50.  Most are cyclists, a … Continue reading

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