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Lesson for a Running Grandma

If you have followed my blog for a while, you are aware of some changes in my writing.  First, I don’t write as often, and second, my posts are, more often than not, about running.  There are reasons for this. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Aging and Stuff

My youngest child, my baby boy, is entering the last exam week of his college career.  My middle child turned 30 this week, which means that more than half of my children have  entered “real adulthood,” and today my oldest … Continue reading

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Into the Dark

I have almost survived the first week of school post-daylight savings time–barely.  Even more remarkable is the fact that my students, husband, family and friends have managed to survive the week. I am cranky and out of sorts.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Seasons

One of the side benefits of getting in shape has been getting to really know my neighborhood.  Since I started walking a little over a year ago and running last spring, I have logged hundreds of miles on the streets … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer Thoughts

In May, I made my first summer entry in my Commonplace Book.  It’s from The Great Gatsby, and I could not believe how perfectly it described my feelings at the time: “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of … Continue reading

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Pausing Well

This was a lovely, restful day.  I got up two hours later than usual and enjoyed a leisurely pancake breakfast.  My husband and my oldest son (via face time) helped my dad with his birthday Macbook Pro. My dad is … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lesson Planning

I love to plan.  I think it’s my favorite part of teaching besides the students.  Today I wanted to give a new teacher some lesson planning ideas so I opened a drawer in my filing cabinet– the one I normally … Continue reading

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Musings of a Vagabond

I’ve done a lot of moving in my lifetime.  As a child, between the time of my birth and my graduation from high school, I lived in four houses in three different states.  As an adult, married for almost thirty-six … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day

Today was Grandparents Day at Caldwell Academy. We’ve been having Grandparents Day for as long as I have been at Caldwell, but this was my first time to attend as a grandparent. My parents came as well, so it was … Continue reading

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Spring!

I realize that the vernal equinox is still a few days away, but in the piedmont of North Carolina, spring has sprung.  I saw it happen yesterday.  First there were the frozen ponds and snowy fields we flew over outside … Continue reading

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