Monthly Archives: January 2017

31 January 2017 Camp Part Two

The tack room porch, a shelter from many storms, classroom for all the big posters of horse information: parts of the horse, hoof, saddle and bridle, horse breeds, colors, markings, our feed schedule, barn and trail rules and Harrison Ford … Continue reading

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30 January 2017 Camp Part One

So many old log cabins all hodgepodged together for campers and staff to call home in summer. This  is a place that brings God close and where I can let go of worldly expectations and find that God was walking next to me … Continue reading

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26 January 2017 Just Looking

Our horses are getting older, and we’ve been talking about finding a foal to bring home and raise up so he’ll be ready to ride in a couple of years. Waiting  until next year would work better, we said, because … Continue reading

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23 January 2017 Back to Nature

I think the world needs more “back to nature,” and okay, especially in education. We have far too much inside and not enough outside. Studies show that people are healthier and happier with far less stress when they spend time … Continue reading

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19 January 2017 Story

I’ve been playing a lot with really short stories this week for my daily writing with my students. Many of them are succumbing to their inner writer’s pounding on their brains to be let out and past the ‘I don’t … Continue reading

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16 January 2017 Sestina

My creative writing students have been working on a sestina which is a fairly difficult form of poetry to write. The premise of it is, “Sestina is a type of a poem that contains six stanzas, each stanza having six lines, while … Continue reading

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11 January 2017 Doors

I decided to have a quick write on my board and let my students take a journey into a little short story. When we came back from break, I let them know that ‘I don’t get it’ time was over. … Continue reading

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