Category Archives: life lessons

A few confessions of a retired teacher…

My academic teaching career didn’t begin until I was 30 years of age.  I’d taught tennis to various age groups from the time I was 15, but that’s different from classroom teaching.  Being a teacher was wonderful.  I loved it. … 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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Gadgets and gizmos and life

My two weeks with the diabetes sensor ended today.  Actually it came off yesterday when I was changing my clothes.  Try to recall the most super-duper adhesive bandage you ever wore and add a tiny needle to it.  Riiiiipppp, off … 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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Random thoughts and the cabin in my head…

The real holiday season has begun with Thanksgiving  yesterday.  I am grateful to attend a wonderful dinner, along with my mom, at a friend’s house nearby.  The range of ages yesterday was 10 months-91 years.  It was relaxing, congenial, fun … Continue reading

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The ugliness of social media

As I’ve stated many times, I do love the opportunities the Internet provides.  But I also dislike the pettiness and ugly feelings it spawns.  It’s a shame we are so dialed in but it’s the reality of life in this … Continue reading

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The magic of Skippy

Last spring, in the midst of adjusting to life in my condo, a small dog came to live next door.  His human, Linda, spends half the year here and half the year elsewhere.  She’d lost her beautiful and docile Chow-mix … Continue reading

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For today’s breakfast…

I shall be feasting on a large slice of humble pie with a side of crow.  Hey, I’ve never had a problem admitting when I’m wrong.  I was wrong.  Not only was I wrong, I am so comfortably wrapped in … Continue reading

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Reunion redux

The reaction to my previous post was overwhelming to me, in a good way.  Many of the comments gave me some good insight.  I’ve felt a little selfish thinking I would just keep to myself.  Some folks readily recognized my … 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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