Category Archives: inspiration

Spring means lilacs…

While winter in the Northeast may be dreary and frigid, Spring is a different experience entirely.   Each season has its own smells.  For me, Spring is full of earthy aromas.  Whether it’s the woodsy, rich smell of freshly turned … Continue reading

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l-i-v-i-n’

In the movie Finding Forrester, teenage Jamal is surprised to discover that famed writer William Forrester reads The National Enquirer.  Forrester says he reads the New York Times as his main course but the Enquirer is dessert.  I understand that … 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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Spring, love, and heartache…

Admittedly I am not the best at remembering quotes, much less entire poems; however, as the season struggles to morph from winter to spring one particular line flits through my subconscious…”In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to … Continue reading

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The past has passed…

I’ve spent far too much time living in my own past.  Granted, it was a time of happiness for me.  But if it deters one from moving forward, it’s time to shut the door on its examination and to forge … Continue reading

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Did I do enough?

In the wake of the most recent school shooting, I’ve been so proud of the young people in our country.  They are showing the adults how to effect change in a peaceful manner.  They are so articulate and are using … Continue reading

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A few NBA players, a few million people, and me…

What could I possibly have in common with all of these people?  It’s pretty simple:  depression, anxiety, panic attacks.  And thanks to three prominent NBA players it’s finally getting some press.  Kevin Love is the latest to discuss his mental … Continue reading

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Did you save them?

I’m asking if you saved your high school yearbooks.  Many may think they are a waste of time and space but I’m here to tell you that they are important pieces of history.  History, you say?  Don’t be preposterous!  Ah, … Continue reading

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Schools and History

Both topics are important to me.  I enjoyed school and not just for the social aspect. Learning is something I love.  Always an avid reader, I’m just darn curious about almost anything.  And I love history.  If I hadn’t majored … Continue reading

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Writing mojo…

The sap of my writer’s juices is flowing freely.  I admit I’m still freely stepping around my fiction project, kind of like Gene Kelly dancing around the puddles in “Singing in the Rain.”  But it won’t be long until, like … Continue reading

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