Category Archives: Celebration

Bits and pieces…

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”  William Cullen Bryant The shrill light of a rising sun challenged my vision as I drove east yesterday through a frosty early morning.  Pockets of clouds hung in the small valleys as I wound … Continue reading

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The Alone Girl in summer…

A slice of fiction…. Summer is a happy time for many.  It was for the Alone Girl.  The tomboy loved the outdoors and summer meant staying up late, playing outside, bicycling everywhere, swimming, tennis, reading, and, if lucky, a small … Continue reading

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I thought I had no words…

As it turns out, I was wrong.  Shock and disbelief robbed me of them for at least 24 hours but, at last, the machinery in my head is clanking again.  During my 25 year career as a teacher, I figure … Continue reading

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Back to school…

but not for me!  Summer is so fleeting in the Northeast.  When I was teaching, I didn’t allow myself to “work” on school stuff until August 1st.  Then I could put all of the ideas that were swirling in my … Continue reading

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New year, new goals

I’ve decided not to look on the past year with regrets.  It’s far too easy to do that and it keeps one from moving forward.  At least, that’s my thinking about it.  The past year brought many changes to my … Continue reading

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It may be cliche…transition is underway…

And I have so much to say….haha. I’ve become a cliche-driven individual. And I’m here to celebrate that status. Hey, I love words and cliches are groups of words. I offer no apology. With difficulty, I’ve decided that a major … Continue reading

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121 and counting…

I like to cross things off, count down and keep track of important dates. Right now, the number 121 refers to the number of school days left until the end of this school year. But it’s far more meaningful than … Continue reading

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“Dance like no one is watching…”

This is a great reminder to us all.  We become so enmeshed in life that we forget to do the simple things.  We become so wrapped up in who we are, and who they are, and maybe we should be … Continue reading

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Not the “Same Old Lang Syne”

And I mean no disrespect to Dan Fogelberg, may he rest in peace.  There was a time when I loved that song but I’m no longer into feeling regret and longing as I transition into a New Year.  But I … Continue reading

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The Holiday “Season”

The word ‘season’ is a misnomer in regard to the holidays.  Our American calendar has morphed into a calendar-oriented, capitalistic piece of paper.  I’m all for capitalism but not at the loss of meaningful moments. I am disheartened when I … Continue reading

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