Tag Archives: school

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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Family Traditions

December 6 is St. Nikolaus Day in Germany. Last night children put the biggest boot they could find outside their door. If they had been good during the year, Nikolaus brought them chocolate, fruit and small gifts. Those who had … 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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Late Autumn is here

About this time of year in most US states, people are enjoying state fairs.  New York’s state fair is held in Syracuse.  I love to go to the 4-H building to see the various displays and projects from fresh garden … Continue reading

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Things to do

As late summer is upon us, I feel the rush to do everything including all the things I have put off for so long: Clean out the closet – best done on a rainy day Donate items to charity Set … Continue reading

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