Monthly Archives: February 2011

Even in the Valley

I have been struggling again with depression.  I think the main problem is mental and emotional exhaustion.  I am frustrated because even though things have been tough, I have been doing so much better than I usually do in times … Continue reading

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She Hath Done What She Could

One warm summer afternoon when I was in my early teens I went with my family to visit a grave yard on a hillside in Western Pennsylvania.  We went primarily to visit the grave of my paternal grandfather.  I never … Continue reading

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It’s Called a “Chair”

I had a strange day and it has led me to a momentous decision.  I have made this decision before and gone back on it, but I think this time it is for keeps.  As of today, I am not … Continue reading

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“It’s All in Plato…”

It has been an “interesting” week.  My exhaustion finally caught up with me and I was in bed for two and a half days with what I am pretty sure was a mild case of the flu.  I taught two … Continue reading

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Playing Tea Party

Today we had a lovely Victorian Tea.  The junior class is learning about the Victorian Era, reading Tennyson and the Brownings, and discussing things like “The Woman Question,” Middle Class virtues and ideals, and the rise of Mass Culture.  It’s … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment as an Eeyore

I am an Eeyore.  Some people refer to my personality type as melancholic.  I have found that Meyers-Briggs personality types are more specific and, therefore, more helpful.  According to Meyers-Briggs, I am an INFJ.  Only 1% of the population is … Continue reading

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If You Say Go…

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.  Then you will be prosperous and successful.  Have not I … Continue reading

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Valentines According to the Golden Rule

Valentines Day can be a kind of mine field if you work with teens.  Those who are in relationships are happy and expectant and those who are not can be sad and grumpy.  If they have recently broken up with … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Blessings

One of my very most favorite things about Saturday comes at the very end of the day when I get to turn back the covers and slide between the freshly laundered sheets.  It is such a wonderful, comfy feeling!  It’s … Continue reading

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Grace for a Rule Follower

I am a rule follower.  I was a compliant child.  I was the kid who ran to class even though she was no where close to being late.  I always colored inside the lines. I do not speed and I … Continue reading

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