Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bumpy Hair?

  As life-long learners, we often acquire new job skills. Parenting skills are usually gained “on the job.” Along the journey, I learned how to trim hair and teach a sixth grader how to correctly tie a tie. As a … Continue reading

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3 Sisters and 25 Snowmen

  Every winter there was magic in the winter air when we had a big snowfall in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where our father built our house on Cedar Street. We children loved all the land and hills on our property where … Continue reading

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The Magic Shopping Cart

As a Fulbright Exchange teacher, I learned that I had to be flexible in teaching and in living abroad and was no stranger to Germany, but the 1994-95 year found me living as a single parent in a high rise … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The Diva Bag

I love music and singing in the church choir. Having started as the church organist and choir member at age 13 in Pueblo, Colorado, I can attest to many experiences and in many places. Church choirs have their own ┬ápersonalities, … Continue reading

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Berlin Revisited

Our second Fulbright Year in Berlin began in July 1994. The Berlin Wall was now down(1989) and Germany had reunited in 1990. When we moved into our apartment in the Prenzlauer Berg area of the former East Berlin, new surprises … Continue reading

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