Tag Archives: reflections

Life’s Ups and Downs

  The Pensive Poet Reflecting life today, pen to paper, I jot down thoughts. Ups and downs, ins and outs. Sadness and laughter. The good comes with the bad sometimes. How did others before me manage? Forcing myself outdoors to … Continue reading

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Weekend Freedom

Seeking escape and solace, I took a  window seat at my favorite coffee shop. The early morning light and sun danced on the green leaves swaying on the trees in the gentle breeze and played peek-a-boo with dots of blue … 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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Hands Across the Ocean

When I began teaching German some 48 years ago, I envisioned being able to connect my students to native speakers in Germany.  It would take technology some time to catch up to my dreams of what a classroom should look … Continue reading

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Remembering him today

Today is the anniversary of my Dad’s death. He died Oct. 18, 1990 when I was a Fulbright teacher in Neresheim, Germany with our two young children along.  According to his wishes one month earlier in a phone conversation,  I … Continue reading

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