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An Unexpected Gift

The last few years as I have transitioned out of my mothering years and into full-time grandma mode have been bittersweet.  I knew this was coming and I’ve dreaded it for years.  Now that it’s here, though, realize that it’s … Continue reading

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Weekend: RESET!

I’ve been doing pretty well with my resolution to pull my stick out of the mud.  This year is just two months old and I’ve been to Virginia and Georgia two time each!  In spite of the weather, I’ve run … Continue reading

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February–Yuck!

It’s late February.  My principal once shared with me an observation from his wife.  “It’s February,” she said.  “You always want to quit in February.”  Yep.  Me too. The days are cold, short, and gloomy.  There are tons of deadlines–things … Continue reading

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Wanting It

One of my end-of-the-year activities was finishing up my original commonplace book.  A commonplace book is a blank notebook into which a reader copies favorite passages.  I require my ninth grade students to keep one and I check it every … Continue reading

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Pulling the Stick Out of the Mud

This morning I finally put the last few Christmas decorations up in the attic.  The urns that hold our front porch trees got filled with water in all the rain this year and it took us a while to figure … Continue reading

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One Last Look at Christmas, 2015

I am in the midst of putting away my Christmas decorations, but I’ve come to a place where I can’t go on without help from the men folk and so must pause.  I’ve been thinking this week about the year … Continue reading

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In Search of Wonder

Last week I went to a conference.  It took less than five minutes for me to realize that I was in over my head.  The people who come to this conference regularly are the philosophy of classical  Christian education gurus … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat (Around the) Seeds!

I had a moment of rebellion yesterday morning.  My parents were coming and all of us who are in town were getting together for dinner.  I promised I would bring some watermelon, so I got everything together and got ready … Continue reading

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Senior Prank: 2015

Each spring the senior class at our school pulls a prank.  I try to record these here when I can because I know that all the grads like to see what “those who come behind” have dreamed up.  As in … Continue reading

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For the Love of Doodles

I’ve been teaching at my current school for almost sixteen years.  I began teaching after eight years of home schooling, eighteen years of mothering, and three years of teaching right after college. I’ve taught Sunday School, coached Bible Quizzing, and … Continue reading

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