Category Archives: gratitude

Thank You, Mom!

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

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Expressing Gratitude

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students had a project one Thanksgiving to write a letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves

Enjoying the last few fall days before the onslaught of winter white covering the ground, I came across a beautiful area in downtown with colorful fall leaves as if waiting for my photograph. Record-breaking temperatures beckoned people outdoors to bask … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Family

What is a family? We could attempt to define this within the contours of logic, but it would only be a concept in the mind. And concepts typically don’t compel us to travel vast distances to be with our families … Continue reading

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