Category Archives: Writing

From the stench that wafts from bums; something wicked this way comes

My fast morning story – In the 1990s my husband and I would often take an overnight trip to Bisbee, AZ – and in lieu of driving one of near-to-dying-cars, we opted for a ride on Greyhound. This also allowed … Continue reading

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5×5? Why Not

Who am I to buck a trend? Several of my blogging friends have been participating in the 5×5 thingamajiggy – it started with  Benzeknees and just spread out like ooooooze from a wound.  Vanessa,  Carrie Rubin and Rarasaur have all joined in and if it’s good … Continue reading

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Looking in the Mirror

Ish – this is a hard post to write.  It’s always difficult to hold a mirror up to yourself and see something ugly reflected back, but I would guess that these kinds of self-discoveries are the kinds that help us … Continue reading

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And the LIE is…

Ok people ~ as I write this, only one person  (El Guapo) has correctly guessed my lie and one person  (Karen*) sorta guessed it.  I guess I’m better at it than I gave myself credit for… 1) I had a very short stint … Continue reading

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Five Truths and One Little White Lie

Greetings People ~ I know, I know, it’s been AGES since I’ve posted anything.  Honestly, things have been insane – between my husband’s hip replacement surgery (which went smashingly), driving all over the place because he could not, the holiday … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards–gold stars, or papers marked … Continue reading

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I Feel For My Mother – Daily Prompt Repost

Seems I’ve covered the Daily Prompt’s query before – and since I reblogged it – I now have to repost it… How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how … Continue reading

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I Hope That Every Teacher Out There is Someone’s Favorite.

This post is dedicated to all teachers – with special love to my Aunt M – a teacher I wish I had gotten to have and my cousins C & L – I would also love to see them in … Continue reading

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First, Middle, Last?

Last night I attended an Open House of sorts at my son’s school. It was called Kino 101 Night (where Kino is the school’s name and you should be familiar with the rest of the title’s meaning). It was an opportunity … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – A Twist from a 10 Year Old

How apropos! The Daily Prompt requests: Tell us a story — fiction or non-fiction — with a twist we can’t see coming. Well, I’ll post a ghost story my 10 year old son made up in the car on Sunday … Continue reading

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