Author Archives: Barb Knowles

About Barb Knowles

The things that are important to me are family, friends, teaching, writing, languages and using my sense of humor to navigate this crazy world. Please join me on this blogging adventure...

No Horsing Around

  Spaces or Stalls?     p.s. There are no horses here.  

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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

     

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Can’t Talk Now…I’m Hydrating

Oh boy. I don’t know about you, but I listen to doctors. Take this antibiotic, Barb. Okee dokee, antibiotic it is. Take this heart medicine. I like being alive, so absolutely oh favorite cardiologist of mine, I will take it … Continue reading

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Oh, I’m Sorry Thief

I was raised to be polite. To have social skills. Etiquette was a requirement, not an option. Yes ma’am. Yes sir. Excuse me. Curtsying. A month or so ago my husband and I were in New York City. We have … Continue reading

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#legit

Grandson: Mamoo, you aren’t a stereotypical grandmother…..you’re legit. Me: What’s a stereotypical grandmother? Grandson: One who knits ugly sweaters and does boring stuff. I’m legit. That was such a cool compliment. He did have an ulterior motive, though, because he wanted me to … Continue reading

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The Oral Surgery/Heart Attack/Vegan Diet

If you meet me, you will think I’m a healthy woman. I’m 64 years old, but don’t feel that way at all. I’m always unpleasantly shocked when I glance in the mirror and think who is that person? Now that … Continue reading

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We Need A Super Heroine

Do we need to find the missing jigsaw pieces or a superhero? I go with find a superheroine.        

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My Problem With My Echo

I received an Amazon Echo as a gift from one of my kids a couple of years ago. I stared at it blankly and my son said “You don’t know what it is.” He was right. I had no clue what … Continue reading

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The Freshmen Are Coming!

THE FRESHMEN ARE COMING!  THE FRESHMEN ARE COMING! EVERYONE TO GET FROM STREETS!   Anyone out there who still remembers this movie?  The Russians are Coming, 1966  

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School Supplies from Hell

Originally posted on saneteachers:
Feeding frenzy on the Serengeti? No. Back to School Sale at Staples.When a kid is going into 4th grade, there is no reason to have 2 FULL PAGES OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED. List:  crayons, markers or…

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