Category Archives: learning experiences

Lessons from Linus…

I’m blessed to have grown up during they heyday of the Peanuts comic strips.  I just love the characters and their antics.  During this stressful time of year, I often think of their holiday specials to keep myself grounded.  The … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to…

social graces?  At the risk of sounding like a cranky older person, okay I am a cranky older person, why aren’t manners more prevalent in our society these days?  I’m sure you’re dying to know what has prompted me to … Continue reading

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Thankful and grateful…

No slices of fiction or poetry today, just stark reality.  A year ago today, I was trying to do too much too fast and I took an epic tumble on the hardwood floor at my mother’s house.  More concerned about … Continue reading

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The Alone Girl, Part Deux

A slice of fiction… The girl ambled down the long road.  Long past twilight, she looked forward to getting home and eating dinner.  The darkness during the winter months seemed to possess an extra layer of inky blackness.  But the … Continue reading

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But, it’s history!

Have you ever tried to sort through all of those boxes of stuff that you packed away for some arbitrary day?  I’ve been ensnared in this task on and off for the past several weeks as I’ve helped my mom … Continue reading

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Peace and quiet among the wax begonias.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau Kudos to one of our important American writers for being succinct; he also of the phrase, “simplify, simplify.”   Even back in the 19th century, Thoreau … 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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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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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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Becoming educated = dazed and confused

Receiving one’s formative education while one’s body is growing and maturing seems a cruel joke.  Seriously.  I mean, it’s not enough to battle learning to tie your shoes while memorizing the alphabet and learning to read, but it was child’s … Continue reading

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