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I admit it. I love ‘feel good’ stories.   And no, this is not about rock songs, though I’ve got plenty of love for {this Feelgood classic}.  Go ahead. Take a listen. Those of us ‘of a certain age’ will appreciate this tune.  I’ll be here when you get back. So…… My husband, when we were first …

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Freaked out at the thought of having to introduce yourself to strangers?   Several months ago I blogged about my BIG discovery {here}, after reading Susan Cain’s, Quiet: The Power of Introverts, last December.  What a great read!  In it, she discusses introverts in our society and society’s response to them.  She writes, “The bias against introversion leads to …

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                                                                                                                         Happy Huuuump Day!  🙂    

  What happens when dads walk away? As a ‘dad-less’ daughter, I know kids are left behind to wonder why. Why did he go? Why didn’t he want me? What did I do wrong? Why didn’t he want to be around? What could I have done differently to make him stay? Or, worse yet, kids left behind think mom pushed dad away, …

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Is it time to turn it all around, or are you on your right path?  

  I have this quote in my kitchen, just in case anyone forgets ….. Rock your Strange! Happy Sunday. 🙂

Recently, on a quiet Saturday afternoon, in between his gaming and my writing, my husband said to me (with a grin on his face), “I know how much you dislike this house, but you have to admit, our neighborhood is SOOO quiet, so peaceful.” He was right. On both accounts. I’ve not been a fan of this …

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A few days ago, in between periods 3 and 4, I noticed I had a handful of text messages. With 25 teenagers shuffling in and out of my classroom every 55 minutes, needing hall passes, homework updates, and hugs when the day is off-kilter, looking at my cell phone is a luxury that happens in a fraction of a minute. …

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I recently shared six-word stories, one of my favorite writing forms, with my high school students, on a day we could actually breathe a little.  Any more, these days are few and far between.  No observers.  No guests.  No testing.  Just time to write. Creatively. Makes me miss (even more!) the days when Reading/Writing Workshop was …

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  I can’t believe it’s been 29 years. The fear is still palpable, a lifetime later. Board the bus. Board the plane. Sit quietly, nervously. Waiting. Short flight ~ Miami to Orlando. Plane lands. Board the bus. Recruit Training Center, Orlando.  My new life begins. Uniform issue, hair cut, shots, ushered to barracks. Midnight? 1:00 …

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“For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”

Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap..

  
 
Is your life meaningful?

I took this picture yesterday …. I’d love to tell you it was a few minutes of messiness, but that would be a BIG, FAT, l.i.e. Can you relate? Or, are you shrieking as you look at the cacophony that threatens to swallow my desk in its discord? One day last week, as 1st period was getting underway, one …

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