Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top Ten Oversight

As I was thumbing through my journal yesterday while writing my Joy-of-the-month club post, I realized I had left one of my most glorious new discoveries of 2011 off the list.  I think there are a couple of reasons for … Continue reading

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Joy-of-the-Month-Club

While it is true that if years were a string of beads and the size of each bead showed the amount of heartbreak encountered, our 2011 bead would be the largest in a series of rather sizable ones, it is … Continue reading

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Top Ten New Discoveries of 2011

This year certainly hasn’t turned out according to my plans or wishes.  I don’t think I could have faced the year in January if I had known even half of the major, life altering events that would take place.  Still, … Continue reading

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Adventure, Peril and Discovery

Last Friday evening I stayed late after school to grade my juniors’ Walden Projects.  One of the tasks the students are assigned is to copy their ten favorite quotes from the book into their commonplace books.  I know, this is … Continue reading

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Acquainted with Grief

I do a lot of reading.  Authors commonly use the phrase “sinking feeling” to describe the experience of their characters.  It seems to be associated most often with dread.  In the last decade or so I have become familiar with … Continue reading

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Sorrow and Sighing, Get Ready to Flee!

I have to admit it.  A great deal of sighing goes on at our house these days.  We are tired and stressed and overwhelmed.  We try to stay positive and most of the time we do pretty good job, but … Continue reading

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