Monthly Archives: March 2016

Committment 31 March 2016

We’ve loved each other for a long time. Soon, as in Saturday, we’ll be wearing bands that symbolize our love and commitment to each other before God, friends and family. Yes, there’ve been all the last minute details to make … Continue reading

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Evening 30 March 2016

    Pricked ears in the pasture, IndianĀ and double-stuffed Oreo, wander among the grasses, chomping off bits, now whinnying to unseen friends. A slight breeze causes the yellowing wheat to whisper to the grass.   Evening deepens, painting the bellies … Continue reading

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Lemon Meringue Pie 29 March 2016

Lemon Meringue Pie Distant- Remembering the yellow of midday sun, white caps formed on the surface, edges toasted to golden brown? Wanting, watching the serrated blade cut through crisp meringue, the soft center, to hard crust- angle wider behind the … Continue reading

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The Country Girl Came 28 March 2016

Attending the Colorado Writing Project(CWP) helped me to find my voice as a writer-teacher. Some of you will recognize the story I used as a mentor text. The Country Girl Came It was a few weeks into summer when the … Continue reading

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Three years ago 24 March 2016

Dear Cathy, Words do not come easily for a letter like this. Would that you were here because if you were, then that would mean that you came back from California. I sit here at the table by the window … Continue reading

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Tenets 23 March 2016

In our study of real-life heroes, and because my students need more practice writing essays, we’ve done some brainstorming in our writer’s notebooks about the three tenets we would live by and what those tenets would look like in flesh … Continue reading

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Upon a Time 22 March 2016

From a child’s perspective: Once upon a time there was a little girl born with huge blue eyes and curly brown hair. She was the sixth to be born with a seventh on the way. Her mother and father loved … Continue reading

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