Monthly Archives: May 2011


Where I live, Fridays and Saturdays are ripe for rummage sales in people’s garages.  I go in waves of scoping them out; some week-ends I hit them all in my small town only then to go for weeks without being … Continue reading

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Ahh…summer vacation

I posted the last of my grades about 20 minutes ago, so here’s a loud “WOO HOO” to three months of vacation stretched out in front of me.  The kids will start their vacation in about two weeks, so I’m … Continue reading

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Meg: Part One

Meg is a straight-talkin’ 20-year-old college student who pretty much told me I have too much stuff.  She’s sorta right, except that I do have intentions for most of it (more on that coming up later this week).   Anyway, … Continue reading

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For Meg: Part Two

More of the pictures from my little bet with Meg:   In addition to Sylvia’s pillow and the embroidery of Arwen, I think I won this little bet, which means that Meg gets to make me something.  She’s heading to … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Four weeks ago today we lost our family pet.  The kids named her Arwen because Lord of the Rings was a big deal when we got her four years ago (the second choice name was Laia – perhaps we watch too many … Continue reading

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S is for Sylvia and Signature

Twice a year, for 16 weeks, a class of students moves through my life.  I wish I could say that I remember all of their names after some years have past.  I can say that I often recognize past students … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was pretty low key around here, and that was fine by me (except that I was feeling a degree of guilt for not getting something in the mail for my mom and for forgetting my nephew’s birthday was yesterday … Continue reading

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