Monthly Archives: June 2017

Fleet Feet 26 June 2017

Last week we hiked to Finch Lake up in the Wild Basin entrance to RMNP. Heading up the trail at 7 a.m., it was cool and beautiful. The first part of the trail goes up through tall pines and around … Continue reading

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Spread Optimism 21 June 2017

Today is the first day of summer, and it is going to be a hot one! I struggle with heat, anything over 85 if there is no breeze or shade. I don’t like to be hot and I don’t like … Continue reading

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Hiking Season 19 June 2017

According to the United States Forest Service, it was at the end of the 20th century that hiking became recognized as a form of recreation. This makes sense because we were still a largely rural population before then, so most … Continue reading

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Hang on to Hope 13 June 2017

Sometimes hope is the only thing you have, and sometimes even holding onto hope seems impossible. I try to hold onto hope for my students. There are those who are so combative that even asking for their work elicits an … Continue reading

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Be a hero 12 June 2017

A hero has courage against all odds to do what is good and right and true. When faced with choices, be your best hero. Choose what brings strength to a relationship and not what brings instant gratification, whether or not … Continue reading

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Cattle and Teaching 6 June 2017

I ask myself constantly why I can’t manage to bring together my classrooms of students in a caring and respectful community all the time. Certain days, everyone is into what we are doing and certain days they aren’t. I’m not … Continue reading

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Freedom Diary 5 June 2017

Reading the Freedom Writer’s Diary with my remedial English students was such a pleasure because of the perspective they brought to both the discussions and as we wrote our own diary entries. Dear Diary, I don’t know if I’ve ever … Continue reading

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