Monthly Archives: May 2015

Confessions of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Have Yourself a Simple Little Summer

My brother’s kids (young goats) are in school for another two weeks.  Not us. We are out for a season as Alice Cooper’s classic lyrics emphatically remind, “School’s out for Summer!” For me this is an awkward transition. I don’t … Continue reading

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Trashpickers

Early morning men converge in silent hangover bent, strong-backed,  quick-pacing waste picking trash from slots, once prime openspace, now parking lots pluck stars tar black into a hefty sack pink wadded pastry, crumpled cups as smiles pass speaking coffee swizzles, … Continue reading

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Waking to Summer

You left your paintbrush on the hillside vibrant orange paint running for not-so-subltly finding what might be sooner wished forgotten Love I could not speak the heart words….No more kindly trying to distance to own a different view a compass … Continue reading

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Approaching Empty Nests :(

I have been thinking on Empty Nesting. If you heard only part of the following conversation, what would you think? Try this on: “I lived in Italy for two years, I think I know how to place a crucifix!” Wow. … Continue reading

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Before you quit teaching there are some things you should know

Originally posted on Atlas Educational:
It’s that time of year. It’s the end….pack up the books, throw away the broken pencils and throw your cares into the sunshine and the pool. Crossing the finish line for teachers is achieving that…

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Mothers, Girls & Heroes

I lie here in my Sunday smile remembering yesteryears meals, ornery children singing what it means to be a mother to have had one feeling days and days and days go by to breakfast, lunch, and dinners Do I remember hunger … Continue reading

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(Jesus) Pedi- Cure: Cure For Inserting Foot in Mouth

Today I have been thinking about how language and speech are often misunderstood, and how human error in sending and receiving information sometimes results in pain and wrongs. I have also been thinking about what a Jesus Pedicure would have … Continue reading

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