Monthly Archives: January 2016

Overreaction

I received an e-mail alert from the public library. My account was being charged for a damaged book I had recently returned. This e-mail came on a leisurely Saturday morning. I’d slept in and had a plan to write most of the day after breakfast. Once I received the alert, my calm spirt left, replaced by […]

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Conversation Partners

About 4 years ago, I began writing fanfiction for the ABC drama Scandal. This became my writing sandbox, the place I could explore plot, characterization, dialogue, and words. One highly addictive aspect of this practice was receiving reader reviews. The lauds, the praises, and petitions to update were okay, but I loved it most when a […]

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You are the memory

One of my former students contacted me on Saturday via Messenger. He sent me a pic of a card I gave him for Christmas 3 years ago. I’m floored that he kept it.  As he chirped on and on about his life, I grinned and reminisced. I remembered his obligatory hugs and requests to teach […]

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All the cars were white

Today, this last day before I was to return to school, I gathered my two eager black labs and set off on a brisk walk in the biting cold. We welcomed the frigid air in exchange for the balmy, rainy bookends to the end of fall and beginning of winter. Candi led the way with her […]

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Ready for School

  One more day and my enchanted Holiday break will be ended. I’ve enjoyed these two weeks off. Lord knows I needed it! Considering that I don’t get breaks at school-Yes, I eat lunch with my kids-and the generally difficult job of shaping young minds, I needed some rejuvenation.  But I’m ready to return. Yesterday morning, […]

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Embracing Another Year

It is 2016 and I have no New Year’s resolutions. I course correct multiple times throughout the year thereby removing the need to at the end or beginning of a year. I am embracing 2016 as the best year yet. I’m not job searching or looking for another place to dwell vocationally. There are no […]

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