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My teacher told me . . .

Growing up, I wanted to be a ballet dancer–at least, that’s what I told my first grade teacher. (My first grade teacher was my teacher for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, as well, but that’s another story. … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: And yup, I had two!

Because I am a poet and because I teach English, I like pithy, condensed thoughts.  Some folks now and then ask me how I got a particular photograph, so I came up with this: Be there, and be aware. It also … Continue reading

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My Teacher Carried a Shotgun

My teacher for grades one through eight brought a “shotgun” to school every day.  It contained a mysterious white powder and rested on her big, wooden desk at the ready.  She appeared as a terrifying specter in my young life: … Continue reading

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A Lesson from the Teacher:

This week, your assignment will be to write a three-page compare and contrast essay.  Typically, I have made this an open topic, but I have received as many dog and cat comparisons that I want to see in my lifetime; … Continue reading

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