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Blessed Be the Teachers

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”–George Eliot They’ve styled their recent haircuts, donned their pretty new shirts and shoes, crammed their backpacks with all the essentials, and waited patiently while their teary-eyed mamas have … Continue reading

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Leaping Out of the Comfort Zone

I am a creature of habit.  Sometimes I fantasize about leading an exciting life as a crazy, spontaneous, thrill-seeking adventurer … hopping on a plane with just my carry-on and my laptop, headed off for the museums, side streets and sidewalk … Continue reading

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From My Side of the Desk

On August 20, 1982, I began my teaching career in a small, rural school district in southern Missouri.  I was 22 years old.  Shorter than almost all of my students and only four years older than some of them, I … Continue reading

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This Place: Part II

When I first moved to this area, I was so discouraged by how different it was from where I had grown up that I failed to see what a wonderful place it actually was.  Two years after that initial move, the Water Patrol decided to … Continue reading

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