Category Archives: education

CHAOS REIGNED

This was my first caucus. It may be my last. In California we held primaries and I recall always thinking how patriotically engaging it must be to actively participate in the democratic process like some states do. I was raised … Continue reading

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HOW THE PALEO DIET SAVED OUR SON

(NOTE: When my good friend, Beth Rose, who is a writer and reflexologist living and working in Central Minnesota, shared the following story with me, I couldn’t help but think of the trauma I endured a number of years ago … Continue reading

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IN ONES OWN HAND

“A national fight is brewing to keep cursive writing in U.S. classrooms.” What? I had no idea it was out. But, yes. According to an Associated Press article last week – “When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, … Continue reading

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LIFE AND DEATH IN THE GARDEN

  In the midst of coffee and morning paper there was a sudden, sickening WHAM against the window. We have come to know that heart-rending sound too well, having picked up limp, broken bird bodies from time to time, and … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE DRIVING CHALLENGE

  I thought I had signed up for something called “Defensive Driving Class.” Sounded a bit combative to me. Something like Martial Arts on Wheels and not at all like our Minnesota Nice, where a typical lane merging on the … Continue reading

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READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Some days you just hate to pick up the morning paper for all the disastrous news of the world. We have a routine at our house. I put on my boots (this time of year), button my down jacket over … Continue reading

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BOSSY PANTS II

When I was 7, 8 10, thereabouts, I was the one in the gang to write, cast, direct and star in the neighborhood productions. We had different venues. The Burgess yard was perfect for western dramas. Their dad, a frustrated … Continue reading

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