Author Archives: Sally Gerard

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?

Unpredictable 19 October 2017

Merriam-Webster defines unpredictable as: “not able to be known or declared in advance,” and wild as: “not subject to restraint or regulation,” and altitude as: “the vertical elevation of an object above a surface (such as sea level or land) … Continue reading

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Chocolate 11 October 2017

What do you like more than chocolate?  My first response would be coffee, but that wouldn’t really give you the whole picture. I’m a dark chocolate fanatic who cannot go without coffee. Chocolate has always been a part of my … Continue reading

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Optimism 5 October 2017

How do you build optimism in yourself and for those around you? Of course “those around you” these days includes so many across your digital world too. Sometimes I cannot stand Twitter because it is so full of negativism. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Cattle 29 September 2017

Cattle make life interesting at times. I love to watch them as new-born calves, just standing up for the first time to discovering their legs can really propel them only twenty-four hours later! The deep sound of their mama lowing … Continue reading

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Motivation 26 September 2017

In the online school “room,” motivating students to get started is always a challenge. It isn’t so different from a brick and mortar classroom except that I can’t physically pull up a chair next to my online students to see … Continue reading

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Fall Hike 21 September 2017

After a wonderful hiking “season” this summer, my world-class hiking partner, Elaine, and I decided we needed to continue as best we can over the winter. We settled on a once-a-month outing to either hike, snowshoe or ride. We were … Continue reading

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Romantic or Realist? 13 September 2017

I’m supposed to be thinking about where I might fit on the spectrum between romanticism and realism as a fiction writer. Romanticists tend toward: “rendering reality poetically, intertwining character and plot so that plot reveals character, characters are simple and … Continue reading

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