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And Then…..This Happened

“I’m so happy that something else happened to my car while I wasn’t in it” said no person ever. If you have been following my accidents-that-happen-when-I’m-not-the-car saga, I think the count was three in a month, and then one 30 … Continue reading

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The Crazy Evolution of Holidays

On Monday, we will celebrate Memorial Day in the US.  The day we honor our fallen soldiers.  And eat hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m not kidding.  If you’ve read my last post, you know how important Memorial Day is to … Continue reading

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What Makes A Family?

Yesterday, after school, I was hanging out with a colleague for a little while.  We were talking about my blog (believe it or not, she actually brought it up first).  I told her a story about when I had reblogged … Continue reading

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Things To Change

I just read the latest from one of my favorite bloggers at The Zen Hiker.  He talks about the cool side of the pillow.  Except he says it better than that.  Immediately I thought about things I promised myself I would … Continue reading

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I Have No Resolutions

My resolutions for the new year?? None. Okay, that’s not exactly true. 1. I want to be kinder, especially to my own family. 2. I want to pray more. 3. I want to have more patience with my students. I … Continue reading

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Still Obsessed With DNA

This Christmas, I gave an ancestryDNA kit to my son and bought one for myself, as well. Whenever I get time, I work on our genealogy.  And it is always full of surprises. One branch of my family that we … Continue reading

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When My Brothers Were Men

My brothers were 7 and 10 when I was born.  They went away to school and spent much of each summer at Camp Keewaydin on Lake Dunmore, Vermont.  When I was 11, my oldest brother was drafted and went to … Continue reading

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Once Upon An Alcoholic

On October 5, God willing, I will have been sober for 31 years.  That’s just about half of my lifetime.  And what a journey it has been. People get sober for various reasons.  I remember going to an Alcoholics Anonymous … Continue reading

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Alaska Tugs At My Soul

How can something I barely remember have a profound influence on my life?  I’ve mentioned living in Alaska in other posts of mine, Elmendorf AFB + Pentagon + Chappaqua NY = Ecuadorian Kichwa and Hairdressers and Coincidences.  But I haven’t talked about … Continue reading

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My Father And The Nuns

In the summer of 1963, while our family was living in Mt. Kisco, NY, my father, Harry Canavan Harvey, retired from the USAF. His last assignment was at Manhattan College, where he was Professor Of Aeronautical Science. While stationed near NYC, he earned … Continue reading

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