Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tall ships or small ships: either way–just sail

I was thinking about the tall ships that sailed in honor of the country’s Bicentennial in 1976. I was thinking about that because one of my students is studying the Revolutionary War and the subsequent history. I as explaining to … Continue reading

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Is today a day for picking daisies?

My friend Linda is fighting cancer, once again. No, she isn’t just fighting it, she is determined to give it a knock-out, all the time prevailing with joy, laughter, and optimism. She inspires all who know her, with her zest … Continue reading

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Two extraordinary friends

My magical weekend continued on Sunday. I went to Mass and brunch with some dear, dear old friends (Andi and Jerry). We have been friends since my freshman year of college. For a brief, magical time we ended up in … Continue reading

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Have you ever wanted time to stand completely still?

Have you ever been with people for either a special or ordinary event, and you wished that time could stand completely still? This weekend was one of those weekends. Last night I attended the 45th year reunion for my grade … Continue reading

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Something from my bucket list: dreams DO come true

Do you have an actual bucket list? Do you have some cherished dreams that would be oh so lovely if they could really come true? I do not have an actual written bucket list. But there are definitely special hopes … Continue reading

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Your story and my story

I saw a plaque recently that said “home is where your story begins“. Now that rings true for me, largely because my childhood home was  a happy place to be. My home as an adult is a happy place to … Continue reading

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God is attempting to teach me flexibility

Normally when I set up my work schedule, which means which student I tutor when, the schedule remains fairly predictable. So far this year, that has not been the case. As a matter of fact, over the course of the … Continue reading

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