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Visiting an Old Friend

I’ve been spending time with an old friend these past few days. You may know her well, too. She was born 100 years ago- actually, birthday 101 is almost here. Her earliest years were spent as a farm girl, but … Continue reading

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Just Watching Basketball

We were just three friends getting together to watch one of the Elite Eight NCAA games. Two are real sports fans. One is “Bracket Girl.” She filled out brackets with two different groups. She was bemoaning the fact that both … Continue reading

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Celebrating Bird Songs

Do you hear them in the morning when you wake? Birds trilling, chirping, cooing? They greet the day with a joyful noise, and stir a song in me, too. I hope they do the same for you. I love to … Continue reading

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Nonet for Peru

The rains fell and carried lives away. Floods took homes, belongings and hope- brought damage, devastation, disease and suffering. Do we hear the pleas? Will we answer with love and renew HOPE? A nonet is a nine-line poem beginning with … Continue reading

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Peru, Oh, Peru

Flooding, which began earlier this month with torrential rain in Peru, continues to devastate the nation. More than 70 people have lost their lives. At least 134,000 homes are uninhabitable. Thirty-three highways are closed and 3,500 damaged, with over 150 … Continue reading

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Going to the Movies

Go to the movies with an 11-year old You’ll see things in a new way Get your tickets- for 3D if possible Hanging out in the lobby before the show It’s not just a wait, it’s time to play And … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing Book Spine Poem

Another slicer made a Book Spine Poem from “teacher” books. Here is my entry made from reading and writing texts. Open a World of Possible Close Writing 59 Reasons to Write Writers are Readers Reading Strategies Writing Strategies Story: Still … Continue reading

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