Monthly Archives: October 2012

Less Than A Week Until the Election

I am copying most of a previous post into this post. But I want to precede that with some other bits of commentary. There is less than a week to go. The political ads have become even more vicious and … Continue reading

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Caring, discipline, and an amazing educator ~ I knew it all along

I know that I have written many things about my beloved teacher “Sir”. In searching for him, I discovered that he made big changes here in Phoenix after he left Minnesota. This article was in the Christian Science Monitor in … Continue reading

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“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” ~ I love that quote. It is so eloquent. The resource I consulted said that the above quote was by C.S. Lewis. A few readers have informed … Continue reading

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Seedlings and Sunflowers

Do you remember the movie or play Fiddler on the Roof? If you do, perhaps you fondly remember the song Sunrise, Sunset. Do you remember the villagers walking along singing, the screen filled with candles? The song is sung By … Continue reading

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Like a Rock….mmmm … like a rock

In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.~ Thomas Jefferson There were so many subjects I loved in junior high and high school. I loved my literature classes, algebra classes, and my … Continue reading

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Autumn Has Always Been Special to Me

I have to admit, I always loved autumn when I loved in parts of the country that had spectacular autumns. I love the gloriously bright oranges, yellows, and red that make the trees look ablaze with color. I love scuffling … Continue reading

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Starry Starry Night

I got up at 4AM on Sunday to see the meteor shower. I did not take this photo of the meteor shower. I am not capable of that kind of magnificent photography. But oh my, how I stood upon my … Continue reading

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Silly Punny

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Oh Happy, Happy Day! I Did Find Sir!

The plethora of students that I have this year has had me stymied at times. Some of my newer students are a true puzzle. Of course that is often the case when I get a new student. Sometimes people are … Continue reading

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The Art Museum of My Heart

I am certainly no painter ~ unless you count painting the rooms in my house. When I was in high school and college, my family took us to art museums on days when they had free admission. It was then … Continue reading

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Stages of Grief – With God’s Help It Is Like Going Across the Monkey Bars

I was watching a program the other night and someone on the show was grieving the loss of a loved one. Someone else on the program said something like “I understand that. You’ve lost a loved one. You will grieve … Continue reading

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Somedays You Just Feel Like This

Somedays you just want to make it stop. Somedays you really don’t want to step forward, to risk, to express your voice. Somedays you are a bit down. Those perhaps are “time to re-group days”. Those are the days when … Continue reading

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Life is Precious

As the years spin by and the sunrises and sunsets seem to come clLioser and closer together I realize that I cannot stop the sands of time. I always hated the scene in the Wizard of Oz when the Wicked … Continue reading

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Lord It’s Good That We Are Here: Luke 9:33

Do you ever over-dramatize things or over-react? Is it only me? Is it a girl thing? Oh gosh, there are times when I really make a big deal of things in my mind. I don’t do it nearly as much … Continue reading

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Share Your World Sunday: Week 42

If you haven’t checked out Cee’s magnificent (and I do mean magnificent) blog and photography, you really should. Join in with her Share Your World weekly activities, too! http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/share-your-world-week-42/ Here are the questions for the week—and my answers, too It’s a … Continue reading

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A Loving Tribute to Sir: My Teacher of a Lifetime

In my previous post  https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/do-you-repeatedly-make-the-same-discoveries-about-yourself/I wrote about my very cool pen and the consequence of losing it to my teacher. Out of the larger context, his actions sound unselfish and unfair. But this teacher was one for the ages. He … Continue reading

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Do you repeatedly make the same discoveries about yourself?

Sometimes my mind grabs hold of an idea, and it just must be expressed. In general, I am not artistic, although I did take a drawing class a few years ago. I discovered in that class that I am excellent … Continue reading

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Guess When I Fell In Love For the First Time As a Child?

What does it mean to fall in love? The first time I fell in love was the summer that I turned 7. We had moved to a wonderful town in Minnesota called Winona. It had a lake on one side … Continue reading

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Many Gifts But the Same Spirit

This little quote in the photo speaks volumes to me. It is so easy to compare oneself negatively to what is often considered ideal by “the world”. Often, only a certain category of skills, accomplishments, talents, or physical appearance is … Continue reading

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Thursdays and Me

When I was a student, Thursdays were about my favorite. I still had another glorious school day, and I had family and friend time on the horizon. Lately coming up on Thursday means that I have just about made it … Continue reading

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Oh-My-Gosh-Soup Recipe

I call this “Oh My Gosh” soup because that is what I said when I ate it the first time. Some people might call it Empty-the-Fridge-and-Pantry Soup. Ingredients  2 cans stewed tomatoes (don’t drain them!)  (next time I might put … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Believe Anyway:
A friend of mine blogged about why she blogs. I have written about it before, too and so has she. But today it gave me pause and caused me to reflect upon it again. Before…

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