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Heroes 17 August 2018

One of my online English sessions begins with a discussion of some of our ancient heroes and the Hero’s Journey and asks students to discuss the various traits of those heroes-of-old. They are to list and think about the hero’s … Continue reading

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I am Winter 14 August 2018

I love the smells and sounds of Autumn, all the color and crispness. Winter is my season; it suits me, fits me like a favorite pair of worn out jeans and a faded flannel shirt. Winter days can be warm … Continue reading

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Angels 10 August 2018

How often do you let someone else take credit for something you really did yourself? Or, because a compliment is embarrassing, you minimize something you accomplished? Why do we have such a difficult time believing in the gifts and talents … Continue reading

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Joy and Grief 8 August 2018

Sometimes life is a whirlwind. The ups and downs can take us by surprise until we feel dizzy, sometimes sick. The utter and complete joy of reaching a goal that you fought hard for, maybe on some rugged mountain trail … Continue reading

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Cody 31 July 2018

What can we say to someone when their grief and loss is so deep? When we cannot hold ourselves together? It happens in a single heartbeat, so fast that we will never get to say goodbye. We have no words … Continue reading

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Chokecherry Time 30 July 2018

Chokecherry season has been overwhelmingly abundant this year! I have picked and juiced enough to make one the biggest batches of jelly ever, and there are still three bushes that are ripening their berries. Those will be another week or … Continue reading

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Birthdays 25 July 2018

I read recently that it’s important to celebrate birthdays because it marks our beginning. I can remember, as a kid, looking forward to supper on my birthday because I knew that cake was imminent. It should be a joyous day, … Continue reading

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