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Weaving Strong Relationships, part 2

A many of you know, I had an “inspired” idea to bring the Rowland Fellows together in a gesture of friendship and hope to send out “something for Chuck” as he recovered from a ski accident. This is a brief … Continue reading

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Gardening and Teaching as Acts of Optimism

Gardening and Teaching as Acts of Optimism*     Today at the checkout counter at a local grocery store the clerk commented, “Despite today’s dreary weather, it will be warm on Saturday.”  I said, “Well, it certainly will be warm … Continue reading

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Learning to Listen

When Lauren’s email popped up in my in box thanking me for the blog I signed up to write for the March 15, 2019 posting I thought, “Of course I did.” I remember thinking when I signed up, “I really … Continue reading

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French Bread Tastes Different When it ‘s Raining

I worked in a few restaurants when I was younger. I don’t remember all of the names and some that I do I’ll keep quiet about (lest someone should inquire regarding trade secrets gleaned from high quality VHS viewing in … Continue reading

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novelty: a novel idea

something shiny, something new when I arrive with new things to do googley apps, googley draw fresh faced students with eager paws eyes like saucers, hair a wreck when I walk in, it’s all about tech a newfound joy as … Continue reading

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Weaving Strong Relationships

I was recently writing to a dear friend about strength, encouraging them during a difficult time of recovery. It was that letter that has inspired this posting. My grandmother, Grace Hall Pugh, was an amazing woman worthy of inclusion in … Continue reading

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Small is Beautiful

Back in the 90’s and early 2000’s,  I worked as a teacher and staff development specialist in densely populated Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.  It was challenging work but I loved my job and I worked with … Continue reading

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