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Summer School Lessons for a Middle-Aged English Teacher (Lessons #1 – 16 plus a question)

 It is a bad idea to start painting the deck at 1:30 in the afternoon. A better idea would have been to write the graduation card that I couldn’t write because I was too emotional.    Another better idea would … Continue reading

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Meryl Streep Aged Well — Dwight Hooker

Watching The Bridges of Madison County, we saw Meryl Streep turn, after saying “goodbye” to the love of her life, walk back into the farmhouse, and brush her skirt beneath her hips. Dwight said, “She did it right. She aged well. Look … Continue reading

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What Would You Do if You Could Do it All Over?

What Would You Do from If Then Dwight taught me to love musical theater. In the mustard yellow Range Rover, the silver Subaru, and my green Legacy, Dwight belted out show tunes including Soliloquy from Carousel. (I thought he sounded like Frank Sinatra.) We … Continue reading

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Cheers — to All Women on Today, Mother’s Day

Until Jeff arrived, my mother could not go to church on Mother’s Day. With a quivering voice, mom recounted how it felt to be judged and hear family, friends, and her ward community say, “Marjorie and Grant are more concerned … Continue reading

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Each season of each year I will be forgetting you all over.

“Each season of each year I will be forgetting you all over. Each season, every year. I will need to forget you each summer, spring . . . autumn and winter.” Prince, Like Walter Benton wrote, “Spring will be the … Continue reading

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Could We Start Again, Please

Could We Start Again, Please? I’ve been living to see you. Dying to see you, but it shouldn’t be like this. This was unexpected, What do I do now? Could we start again please? Prince, this was taken on your … Continue reading

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Another MOM-versation

ME (Looking at Betty White):   Oh, Betty!  If I had scissors close by, I’d trim the straggles. MOM:  Your scissors are right there. ME:  What?  Where? MOM:  With your knives. At the bottom of the block. I’ve been using … Continue reading

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