Category Archives: teaching

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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Reading and viewing and mystery…

I’m a self-avowed mystery junkie and have no problem admitting it to anyone.  Since taking a Detective Fiction English elective in high school, I’ve enjoyed reading all types of mystery and thriller fiction along with true crime. The spate of … Continue reading

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Summer’s swan song

My last day at the lake for the summer is always bittersweet.  I’m so thankful for the ability to rent there for the whole summer and grateful for the time I’m able to spend there.  However, it also means my … Continue reading

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Why I enjoy reading Linda Fairstein’s mysteries…

My closest friends know I’m a history junkie in addition to being a mystery and crime junkie.  I’ve read widely within the mystery genre and will admit to several favorite authors.   Authors vary as dinstinctly as do one’s closest friends; one chooses … Continue reading

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The implosion of our society…or I’ve become old and cranky.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a blog entry.  I apologize if any of you have been waiting for one.  I’ve been waiting too.  Honestly, my job sucks the life out of me and leaves me with … Continue reading

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The moon: super, full, new, blue or otherwise…

 As a teenager I decorated my bedroom with posters.  I had two favorites:  one of Stan Smith in mid-serve, the other a picture of the moon behind some clouds with a quote superimposed.  I’d stare for periods of time at … Continue reading

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What would Atticus do?

To Kill a Mockingbird has always been my favorite book.  Though I’ve read it more than twenty times, it never gets old, stale or outdated.  One of the most recognizable themes from the story is to consider things from another’s … Continue reading

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The reality of a full-time job…

It was two weeks ago yesterday that I last dipped a toe into the lake.  What has transpired in those two weeks makes me weary just thinking back on it.  The events are all positive but have occurred at breakneck … Continue reading

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