Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Blind Side

I’ve had a problem that’s been mounting for weeks. Here’s the background: My first-grade daughter is a ‘walker’ after school. That means that she comes out the back door of the school and I am there to pick her up. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

When I was in school, we had to recite this poem by Canadian poet John McCrae. Even now, many years later, the first two lines still come unbidden each Memorial Day. In honor of our fallen soldiers and those still … Continue reading

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Dreams tempered by reality

My daughter’s cast comes off today. After six weeks encased in a hard, hot pink shell, her arm will finally see the light of day. Just in time, too. She’s got big plans for this weekend. We’re headed up to … Continue reading

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Sprint or marathon?

My husband and I have both started running again after a hiatus (just a few months break for him; years for me!) We both know that it’s good for us. The approach is where we differ. You see, he’s a … Continue reading

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Quick – name the key players in the first five books of the Old Testament. Done? I bet you’ve got Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses. Maybe a few others. Is Aaron on your list? He wasn’t on mine, but I … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice, the movie version with Keira Knightley and Clive Owen, was on television night before last. I love that show. I also love the 6-hour version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. The look between Mr. Darcy and … Continue reading

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I went to a reception this afternoon for high school seniors who attended the elementary school where I taught. I had this group of kids when they were in fifth grade. Wow! At first I was amazed at how grown-up … Continue reading

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