Category Archives: Reflections

The Alone Girl travels

Most anything was worth it, the Alone Girl thought as she gazed out at the meadow. The grass had a hay-like smell and the world was clean and heavy with dew. In the near distance, the apparition of a lake … Continue reading

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The joy of resilience…

It occurred to me, as early as the Columbine shooting, that the real issue facing our country was not gun control but the lack of mental health treatment. Granted it doesn’t seem necessary for the general public to need fully … Continue reading

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the pull of the moon…

I love to gaze at the moon.  I’m not sure why and I’m not sure what I think about while staring at it.  I just love to see it.  There’s nothing better on a cold, crisp winter evening than to … Continue reading

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A feast of memories…

I’ve been visiting the happy memory bank in my head a great deal lately.  It’s a combination of real memories and memories I’d like to achieve.  They may never happen but they might.  Picnicking was a popular pastime when I … Continue reading

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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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Glorious sacrifices?  I think not.

I haven’t written a blog post in eons.  Wish I could say I had a good excuse, or even a bad one.  I will cut myself some slack because I’ve been working on my book project.  Honestly, I’ve avoided blogging … 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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Coulda, shoulda, woulda…gonna?

For all that I preach about not “dying with your song unsung,” I’m not doing much of my own singing.  My intentions are good.  I’m always planning to finish crocheting the afghan I started about 20 years ago, or to … 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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What do I miss?

I miss the discussions.  I miss the interaction.  I miss sharing my passion for reading and writing.  Being immersed in teaching high school English for 25 years was a dream come true for me.  I used to tell my students … Continue reading

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