Category Archives: birthdays


On my birthday, my depressing, uncelebrated, one year older and no farther ahead birthday I drove in to school to prepare for the week and feed the classroom pet. I was listening to the local NPR station and at the … Continue reading

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Still here!

A supporter recently reached out to me, saying that whenever there was a long pause in blogging he wondered if we’d finally been sucked under.  Nope, we’re still here treading water. 🙂 The long pauses in blogging are mostly due … Continue reading

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I have a birthday coming up in about a week so I’ve begun my annual reflection on where my life has been and where it is going.  This year it struck me that I could condense and expedite the process … Continue reading

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