Monthly Archives: August 2015

Basking in New Freedoms

Basking in New Freedoms now that I am retired is wondrous. Finding myself with time to enjoy nature and its wonders without the routines of school this fall is enjoyable. Smugly I lie down for naps whenever I want. Continue reading

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The Adagio of my Life

Having just turned the page to a new chapter of my life this past Monday, I can ruminate on new adventures ahead. I handed over the baton to my successor and trust my students will be in good hands. Letting … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in my Birks

There is an ongoing joke in my family because I have worn Birkenstock sandals since my university days in Heidelberg, Germany. The joke goes that I am the only one my family knows who wears them year-round including during our … Continue reading

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Nature’s Overture

Abundant, vibrant, ever-changing hues. First warm and welcoming, then desolate, harsh, cold, blustery, and cruel. Why I wonder? This dichotomy of death on a sweltering, hot summer day as birds sing and nurture their young is so heartrending. Why? Trying, … Continue reading

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Appreciating a Different Pace of Life

My first trip to Germany was on a turboprop plane with Icelandic Airlines. Our layover to refuel was in Reykjavik, Iceland. The noise of the engines remained in my ears for a couple of days after I landed in Germany. … Continue reading

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