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#4: Most Famous

17 January 2022 I’ve been COVID-tining. That means that since Wednesday afternoon when our school nurse caught me with a fever while I was rapid testing for the vid, I’ve been down.  Not down in a good way.  DOWN. That … Continue reading

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#3: Faux Fur is Fabulous

I was invited to celebrate Christmas Eve with old friends in my old neighborhood. For years, well, forever, I’ve been guilty of getting into a relationship, putting all of my energy into that, and neglecting the friends that really love … Continue reading

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#2: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Kermit the Frog was right, “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green.” For years, I’ve joked, in a not very funny way, that “I didn’t reproduce so I can put whatever I want in the landfill.” The ridiculous amount I consume and … Continue reading

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#1: I’m a Writer

#1:  I’m a Writer “Let me dance for you.” Remember that scene in A Chorus Line where the premiere dancer begs for the chance to “dance for you” because “I’m a dancer, a dancer dances?” Well, years ago, when Bob … Continue reading

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Rules for Engagement

Rules for Engagement 4 December 2021 Okay, I have to admit that I don’t love Brene Brown. By that, I mean, I don’t love her the way other people love her. During the pandemic, I bought Willie Nelson’s Letters to … Continue reading

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Hope –it’s a survival trait: 28 November 2021

In these difficult dark times, we need hope more than ever. Goodall claims “hope is contagious.” I hope so. She explains that hope is survival trait. I just started reading the book this morning. I’m hoping it helps me survive … Continue reading

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My Defensive Line is Strong

27 November 2021 2021 put all of us on the defensive. Trying to navigate trauma — a pandemic, violence, racism, careers, and, of course, personal letdowns. On January 14th, Bob O’Connor left our world.  When I paid tribute to my … Continue reading

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If you need something, ask

A few years ago, I realized that there were a lot of issues inside my classroom that could be managed if I just asked — or, even better, if my students asked. Time wasted and off-task can be minimized if … Continue reading

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Etiquette and Ethics with Vaccines

Etiquette and Ethics with Vaccinations I read Kwame Anthony Appiah’s column for The New York Times addressing ethical questions for ordinary folks each week. I have questions about etiquette and ethics regarding Covid vaccinations. Yesterday, on the 3rd of July, … Continue reading

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Maude (2006-April 5, 2021): Your Head is in the Stars

Gray kitty. You blew into the neighborhood behind REI 15 years ago. Jennifer told me about you. Her neighbors “adopted you.” When I met you, I saw that their idea of adoption was leaving the garage door open a few … Continue reading

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