Monthly Archives: March 2013

Vintage Easter

Easter. So many memories. Hats, spring coats and gloves when I was growing up outside of Philly. Chocolate rabbits and large chocolate eggs decorated and filled with goodness. I haven’t seen one of those in years. I wonder if they … Continue reading

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Break!

I made it.  The week is over and spring break has begun.  I’m sure that people in other professions have times that feel similar, but for a teacher, there is no sensation like the one that comes in the first … Continue reading

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Gotcha!

Taking pictures of Margie can be frustrating.  She’s camera-shy and stubborn, but I like to have a new picture of her every so often for my screen saver, so I persevere.  This is how it goes: Me:  Margie!  Let’s take … Continue reading

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Commonplace Books

I’ve written before about my commonplace book. It’s a little green leather-bound blank book into which I copy my favorite quotes. Mostly they come from my reading, but some of them are from speeches or presentations I have heard, and … Continue reading

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Mystery Plays

I teach Medieval History to ninth graders. This is my favorite time period and I want my students to love it, too. During this week before spring break it’s hard to get students to love much of anything, so we … Continue reading

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Spring Things

Today is March 25.  When I woke up this morning it was 31 degrees and cloudy with a chill wind blowing.  The sun eventually came out– sort of–but tomorrow it’s supposed to rain.  In the nearby mountains it’s going to … Continue reading

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Parking Space Peace

I live in a townhome community.  Ours is a quiet street within a larger subdivision.  Our community is nicely landscaped and, unlike newer townhome communities, we have common areas in abundance.  Our houses are not jammed one on top of … Continue reading

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Processing Cancer

Cancer is something I have written about before.  If you look at my tag cloud, however, you can see that I have not written about it a lot.  There’s a reason for that:  I don’t like to think about it. … Continue reading

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Friday Blessings

I’m a teacher.  I’m a teacher and it is still a whole l-o-n-g week until spring break.  Since I am a teacher, I have the usual teacherish complaints:  too much work, too little pay, the occasional unreasonable parents, unappreciative students, … Continue reading

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3/21 Our Day

What a great day this was!  Our family’s first World Down Syndrome Day was a joy and a success.  I put on my socks: My family put on their socks: And we went off to school on this lovely, though … Continue reading

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