Monthly Archives: April 2015

Planting the Seeds

As a teacher, I have learned to expect the unexpected. Leaning in over my desk, he almost whispered his question to me. Had I gone to college? Now we all bring different life experiences to the table. I noted he … Continue reading

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Kudos to the German-American Society of Central New York!

We are fortunate to live in Upstate New York with a strong immigrant community. In former times, there were clusters of Germans, Italians, Irish, and Polish to name a few in our area. Today as world politics change, there are … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Loved Ones

Each April brings reminders of her. I was preparing for my second Fulbright teaching exchange in the former East Berlin. My mother died April 26, 1994, in Colorado so I flew out for the funeral and to help close her … Continue reading

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Nature Changes Clothes

Snow fell along the lake this April morning as I walked and observed nature in its frozen glory. Birds above carried on conversations with one another. Lots of flooding and displaced ducks and geese tried to decide where to alight … Continue reading

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