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Waking with the Birds

It’s the time of year when the early morning is filled with birdsong as I wake. Some trill a joyful song. Some seem to be trying to settle a trivial dispute as their sharp tweets go back and forth. Others … Continue reading

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Celebrating Friends and Words

My friend sent me a card. Look closely. Can you see the words she wrote? She wrote in Portuguese, her native language. The language of her heart! Do I speak Portuguese? No. My friend and I usually speak English, and, … Continue reading

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Views from the Recliner

Right now from the recliner, I can look up and watch the ceiling fan go round and round- on this mild, sunny day it provides a pleasing breeze Right now from the recliner, I see the vase of peonies a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Getting Better

Friday morning I had hip replacement surgery. That morning as I was getting ready, I pulled up the page on my page-a-day small things to celebrate to reveal this: Couldn’t have been more perfect! My daughter was already with me, … Continue reading

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Comic Writing Fun

This week the writers in several classes and I shared a mentor text from Epic Books (a website/app with hundreds of books free to educators and to students at school- check it out if you haven’t seen it yet)-Doggie Dreams– … Continue reading

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What Are You Reading?

I was at an appointment. As usual, I was reading to redeem the wait time. The nurse asked what I was reading. I had just started The Wild Robot Escapes. I explained I read a lot of children’s literature, both … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lake Day

It’s lake day! Sitting around Lazily soaking in Sunshine First boat ride Of the season Talking about This and that And nothing Firing up The grill For burgers Watching the Sunset Paint the sky And gleam Across the water Content … Continue reading

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