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Top Ten Discoveries of 2016

It’s that time of year again!  Here are my top ten discoveries of the year, things I was introduced to this year that made life easier, tastier, more efficient, and/or just plain better. Here we go: Number 10)  Oreo Thins. … Continue reading

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DO Unto Others…

It’s been a rough couple of weeks.  People are unhappy, and other people are unhappy that so many people are unhappy.  Most of this unhappiness plays itself out on social media which is why a lot of folks I know … Continue reading

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Loving What I Ought to Love

Every year the scheduled reading for my classes works out a little differently.  My ninth grade reads through Mere Christianity fairly slowly stretching the book out almost to Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile, my 12th graders are blazing through The Screwtape Letters,  The Great … Continue reading

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My China Summer

Summer Reading.  In my humble opinion those two words go together like peanut butter and jelly.  What else is summer FOR?  I am aware of the fact that not everyone feels this way.  The faculty summer reading assignment at our … Continue reading

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Spring Break Thinking

I love spring break.  I need spring break.  I’m not sure I would survive without spring break.  All of these are true statements.  Spring break is an oasis in the desert of second semester.  I always come into this week … Continue reading

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Problems: First World and Otherwise

Sometimes I read a book and I can’t even wait until I finish it before I am talking about it to anyone who will listen and composing blog posts in my head.  Other times I have to let a book … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plug for a Fantastic Summer Read

This summer has been tremendously busy.  Our house,  our hearts, and our schedule have all been full.  Still, I always make time for reading in my life.  By this ripe old age of almost fifty-eight, I have learned that I … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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Summer is for Grisham

I have always loved classic stories, especially the children’s variety.  I mean, come on, my grandchildren call me “Marmee.”  The list of more advanced classics I had read when I began teaching at Caldwell was not very long.  I’d taken … Continue reading

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Sherlock: Why I’m Smitten

Last Sunday was, for most people, “Superbowl Sunday.”  Not for me.  For me it was “Sherlock Season Three Finale Sunday.”  (It doesn’t role as trippingly off the tongue, but let’s face it: it turned out to be MUCH more interesting.) … Continue reading

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