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Tell, Don’t Show

  CW: Sexual assault, non-graphic It sounds a little callous to say I heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s heart-wrenching testimony in front of the Senate committee and the nation, and immediately thought about my writing. But I related to her … Continue reading

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Update And Nonfiction….A Twofer

In my previous posts about books by diverse authors, List of Stories To Be Read…Part 1 and List of Stories To Be Read….Part 2, I asked for your opinions and recommendations.  Your ideas are awesome. In this post I’m going to tell you about … Continue reading

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A Matter Of Perspective

Memory is a strange thing.  Three people can see the same event yet see three different things.  Memory is like that.  Everything is about perspective. Here’s my favorite perspective story ever. After my divorce, my kids and I lived in … Continue reading

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November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, I vividly remember three things.  My oldest brother had his 20th birthday.  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  I was given Coca-Cola to drink out of a crystal sherry glass. I was home from school with … Continue reading

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A Debutante And A Soldier

I know the proper way to set a table for a dinner party for 20 people.  Where each type of spoon, fork, knife, butter dish, salad plate, dinner plate, cake plate, cup, saucer, soup bowl, napkin, wine glass, water glass … Continue reading

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List of Stories To Read… Part 2

What wonderful suggestions you have all given!  I won’t be publishing lists every day, but especially because we are celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States today, diversity in literature seems especially important. The books, … Continue reading

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The F-Word Dinner

I don’t know why I write.  Isn’t that crazy?  To spend so much energy doing something and not to know why.  Why does anyone write?  To be clear, I don’t have to write.  My job doesn’t depend on it.  I don’t … Continue reading

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When You Need A Deenie

From about 1955-1959 we lived in Washington D.C. while my father was stationed at the Pentagon.  Life in my family was financially good but emotionally not so much.  My father worked long hours, my older brothers whom I adored were … Continue reading

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I Can’t Get Catholicism Out Of My System

It wasn’t until I started writing that I realized how much my Catholic upbringing is part of my story.  If you had asked me a while ago, I would have replied that I was raised Catholic, but my current beliefs … Continue reading

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In A Non-Niche Niche

When I started this blog, I intended it to be about teaching.  Particularly about the crazy things that happen in a classroom that are wholly unexpected and that education courses never talk about.  Which would make a pretty good college … Continue reading

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