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Hope so bright

My students still don’t know what they will never be. Their hope is so bright I can almost see it. I used to value the truth of whether this student or that one would achieve the desired thing. 627 more words

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Strange and Wonderful Connections

A writer in Russia recently got in touch with me via the email address she found at my personal blog, The Drift Record, to ask a favor. 727 more words

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DESIRE

Ah, Spring. Everywhere I look it’s the force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Nature has sensed the void she’s said to abhor and is filling her incompleteness with trilliums and trout lilies, spidery maple leaves and daphne odora variegata. 475 more words

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Which Came First?

I’ve hatched a new book! It’s about a chicken named P. Zonka.

But an egg came before this chicken – many eggs.

Every year my sister Jan and her husband Greg have a huge party where we (family and friends) decorate eggs – also called pysanky. 362 more words

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The Illustration Cupboard

I must say, having to write a post every five weeks is getting me out of the house regularly. Each month I look for something to investigate that will fit into the realm of what Books Around The Table discusses (writing, illustration, children’s books, life…). 484 more words

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Musing on the Muse

What’s your muse like?

Here’s Shakespeare on the subject: “O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.”

And here’s Stephen King: “My muse is here. 847 more words

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Bits and Pieces

For the last two weeks, my husband and I have been prepping the house for a floor refinishing: a crew will come in on Monday and begin to bring the tired red-oak hardwood floors back to their former glory. 996 more words

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