Tag Archives: school

CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

  So here’s something you may not know about me: I almost flunked woodshop? Yep, back in junior high (what they call “middle school” these days). I was excited when I first walked into woodshop. Instead of a desk, everyone … Continue reading

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OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO AFTER HEARING MY SPEECH…

Soon it will be graduation time. I bet you may have someone in your family who is graduating at one level or another. Hell, today they even have graduation ceremonies for kindergarten. I have a granddaughter graduating from college in … Continue reading

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Today I began putting a piece of me back together. Actually, it’s a total of three pieces that I was working on in an attempt to make them, and me, whole once more. When everything unexpectedly shattered right before me … Continue reading

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WHEN WORK ISN’T WORKING

I have someone close to me (I’ll use the reference “CP” for close person) who is going through a rough time right now with an employer.   I don’t want to disclose details at this point because that would be inappropriate. … Continue reading

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NOW IT’S A TRUCK!

At last count, the world is occupied by 7.4 billion human beings. Just for the sake of illustration, here’s what that number looks like: My very likely conservative estimate is that at least ten percent of them are crazy…crazy enough to go on … Continue reading

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MEMORIES KEYED UP

Cooking Light magazine, August 2016 I had one of those magic moments today. What’s that? It’s my arbitrary term for when you suddenly come across an almost inconsequential item from your past; one you totally forgot even existed and now, … Continue reading

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GETTING COMPULSIVE ABOUT MY COMPULSION

I spent not nearly enough time today in my thinking chair on the back patio thinking what it would be like to give up my compulsive behavior.  I hasten to state that I am not OCD.  I just have always … Continue reading

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THE MATTER OF THINGS

So there I was, sitting in my thinking chair on the back patio, thinking about some interesting things that have occurred on my way to senior citizenship.  Yeah, I know, I got older, but that’s not what I’m getting at.  … Continue reading

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NEVER GIVE UP? …WELL, HARDLY NEVER

My mother was less repetitive than Winston Churchill.  She simply said, “If it’s worth starting, it’s worth finishing.”  I’m not sure Mom’s quote is that logical but, regardless, I was raised on the concept of not giving up. I do … Continue reading

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TO PUBLISH OR NOT–WaddaUThink?

Christopher Allen McDaniels is a ten-year old who lives in my mind.  Christopher is the subject of a manuscript I completed a year or two ago.  It’s been sitting in my computer all this time while I decide whether or … Continue reading

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