Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gifts 2012-2013

God had a special gift for me this year, a gift that would make me smile even when I didn’t feel like it, a gift that would make me want to do my very best, that would push me to … Continue reading

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Brown’s Inferno; He’s No Dante, But It’ll Do

I took the last two days “off” and read something just for fun and entertainment: Inferno by Dan Brown.  I was interested for two reasons.  First, I love Dante. Second, Florence is one of my favorite places in the whole … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Thoughts and Book Review: A Higher Call

Summer is almost here and though the last week has been much too hectic to allow for writing, I am very thankful to have had some extra time to read. Reading what I want, whenever I want, is my favorite … Continue reading

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Haiku Monday VII

Ten solid hours– Teach, ask, check and grade: REVIEW! Exams loom ahead. This was my last Monday with students because next Monday is Memorial Day.  It was crazy.  Even lunch and after school were jam-packed with students and tasks.  Tonight … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

I’m home and back to my normal persona having completed the mission successfully.  It is time to tell the tale.  Our adventure began, as all good southern adventures do, with Boberry biscuits from Bojangles. After a biscuit and coffee, we … Continue reading

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Secret Mission–SHHHHHHHH!

This morning I’m suiting up, putting on the sunglasses, grabbing my cloak of invisibility and going on a mission–code word: BANNER (as in Bruce.)  I’ll be going with my daughter while my partner agent keeps our grandchildren “on ice.” Yesterday … Continue reading

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The Good Life

It’s the end of the school year and everyone is tired.  We’ve come down to the last days of class before exams begin and teachers are trying to fit in last-minute projects and tests.  Sometimes we all get cranky.  Today, … Continue reading

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Thankful Feet

Since the time I became a teenager and began to notice and care about such things, I have been less than pleased with my feet.  My second toes are much longer than my big toes which are short and kind … Continue reading

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Haiku Monday VI

When I started this Haiku Monday tradition it seemed like forever until school would be out.  Now I just have two more Mondays until the end of the school year and three more until I’m “free” for the summer.  This … Continue reading

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The Marathon that is Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day!  This day always sneaks up on me.  May is a busy time for a high school teacher.  There are papers and projects to grade, programs and concerts to attend, last-minute lessons to squeeze in, reviews to organize, … Continue reading

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