Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Horse 31 October 2016

A horse is good for riding, feeding Jolly Ranchers to, stealing the rake that you left on the ground, neighing when you’re late to feed. A horse is good for warmth on a cold day, burying your hands in his … Continue reading

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A Short Tale 26 October 2016

A little tale… Woodchips lined the sides of the cobbled walk leading to the front door. The tiny white flowers of the Yarrow plants sneaking out into the red-brown bricks. Molly breathed deep the sweet cedar, her riding boots clunking … Continue reading

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Farmers 25 October 2016

In September, eastern Colorado farmers are still watering the seven-foot tall, deep green circles of corn. It isn’t sweet corn; rather it is the bland corn that will be ground down for cattle to eat. I was born a Nebraska … Continue reading

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Deep Within 24 October 2016

I’ve been deep within this final writing project rough draft for my creative non-fiction class. I tried to focus it on the healing that has taken place since Cathy died. Reliving the whole thing was an emotional roller coaster. By … Continue reading

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Plagiarism 19 October 2016

The power of denial runs so strong in some students and people, that I am baffled by it. When you turn in an essay that you took in its entirety from a web site, and the language is much more … Continue reading

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A Smack Upside the Head 17 October 2016

Sometimes it takes a smack upside the head to remember that students come from homes. Some of the homes are not so easy to come from. Some of the homes are poor but loving. Some of the homes are well-off … Continue reading

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True 12 October 2016

True: ‘in accordance with fact or reality; accurate or exact; bring (an object, wheel, or other construction) into the exact shape, alignment, or position required; loyal or faithful; steadfast.’ (Webster) The Greek word for “truth” is aletheia, which literally means to “un-hide” … Continue reading

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