Monthly Archives: February 2013

From Hannibal to Oz and Beyond

There is something about teaching at a K-12 school that makes one very aware of the passage of time.  Years pass in rhythm.  The first few days of school, the annual field trips, programs, parent conferences, breaks, plays, concerts, ceremonies, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Anti-depressant

Over the course of the last twenty years I have had some pretty serious bouts with depression.  I fought against taking medication for a long time.  I tried diets and herbs and even a cream.  Eventually, I gave in and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, 2013

(I wrote most of this post two years ago.  We celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year since our winter break begins tomorrow.  I took some pictures to spice up the old post and I added a few things about this … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Grapefruit

I recently finished reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  I read a lot of books and I love a lot of books, but if someone asks me to name my favorite, I am seized by a sense of panic. … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen.” –Martin Luther I copied this quote into my commonplace book a couple of weeks ago and I have been thinking about it on and off ever since.  It is … Continue reading

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