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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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A Different Kind of Rest

I have a pet peeve.  Well, actually and truthfully I have many pet peeves, but I am only going to write about one of them today.  I reach a state of extreme peevishness when told (especially by a man) that … Continue reading

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Trust and a Lack Thereof

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about trust.  It started a couple of weeks ago when I was introducing my ninth graders to Machiavelli.  I had an excerpt for them to read and the introduction to the piece talked about … Continue reading

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It’s a Carolina Thing

This is not going to be the post I meant to write today.  I’ve been planning that one for a while.  It fit perfectly with the storybook ending that I envisioned for my beloved 2016 Tar Heels–the ending that crashed, … 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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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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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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Top Ten Discoveries of 2015

It’s time for my Top Ten Discoveries post!  This is the place where I share the top ten new things that made my life easier, richer, deeper, or just plain better this year.  These may or may not be things … Continue reading

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Sweet (Potato) Lesson

Since we live in a town home, we don’t have much in the way of landscaping chores. Our grass is done by a lawn service and there are fairly strict rules governing the rest. We are allowed to put in … Continue reading

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