Category Archives: cursive handwriting

A Very Unusual Day

Penmanship Class Swiftly slithering along the stone wall my father built with his two hands, the garter snake followed our journey down the road to the school bus. Past the swamp with skunk cabbage and its distinct odor, past wild … Continue reading

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Imagination

  On rainy days in rural Massachusetts, our mother would tell us to use our imaginations to find things to do to entertain ourselves. This was before all the electronic gadgets came in to entertain children.  We had to imagine … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Others

As I prepare to return to teaching after time off for surgery, I am reminded of the contrast of today’s digital society and days past before we had all the gadgets. We actually had time for conversations with others, uninterrupted … Continue reading

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