Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Countdown

In six days I will be turning the bit 4-0! What’s one to do? For me, I’ve noticed something peculiar.  I’m totally digressing. Exhibit #1 Notice my Partridge Family inspired shirt in bright orange.  Bahhh, pahhh, tahhh, tahhh…. Exhibit #2 … Continue reading

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Just Jump!

When’s the last time you just jumped? I mean really?  Think about the last time you flung your body into the air, kept your eyes opened and just went for it?  I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately.  There … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

When I went to France with my friend Katy and her students, we spent the day in Normandy.  This was the one day of the trip that was sobering.  The bomb holes were preserved on Omaha Beach, a stark reminder … Continue reading

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Firefighter Mystery

This is the very pole that I always wanted to fly down when my father was a firefighter. It just looked fun. Not that I’m coordinated enough to actually pull it off. I’m sure I would’ve wiped just like that … Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, Thank You!

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 but she lives on in our house.  This fascination is not tainted by the show (that I loved, but my kiddos haven’t yet discovered), but is purely driven by Laura’s words, her gift … Continue reading

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No school today!  Really.  If it wasn’t for my current revision obsession this would be a happy day, but you see, revising my book is like slipping in a world where I have ultimate control.  I can go there, analyze … Continue reading

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November Breakfast

I’m going to make a suggestion for you.  Okay, now be don’t scared. It’s the simplest of things.  Go on out into the woods and make breakfast.  I know, I know you are saying to yourself right now, “And why … Continue reading

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Fog Stories

I went to the beach last week armed with my camera feeling like I just might get a good shot for the blog.  The beach was funky, with misty fog, and odd thick air.  The beach tells the stories of … Continue reading

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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo is one of the best middle grade novels out there.  It is a story of a brave little mouse, a princess names Pea, an evil rat, a spool of thread, and soup.  In … Continue reading

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Voting Day

Voting Day…  I’m ready.  I’m going to go attack that voting booth and exercise my right to vote.  Are you? You’d be a fool not too. Henry David Thoreau said,  “All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or … Continue reading

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