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Carry On

My fiancé Steve sent a sweet email on March 23rd, telling me about his correspondence with an old friend who was looking forward to our wedding, then noting he’d had a realization: March 23rd marked what would have been his and his late wife Karen’s thirtieth anniversary. 521 more words


supposed words of wisdom

Today is graduation day.  Since the first March I’ve had as a teacher, I have always grown nostalgic during this time of the year, which peaks at the time they fall in line to receive their most valued diplomas (or rolled plain bond papers).   1,021 more words


a message to myself...

you must not look back,

you must not pry ahead;

too much focus in either direction

spells certain imprisonment.

a permanent state of exertive suspension, 162 more words


Fatiguing Finishes

Picture this: An innocent 18 year on her knees. Her hands are clasped in a praying position and her eyes are squeezed shut as if she is too ashamed to open them. 567 more words

High School Senior

Curve balls, hail storms, lemons, and temper tantrums. I swear I'm an adult sometimes. 

Today I let myself have temper tantrum and I generally do when life gives me lemons and curve balls and hail storms all in one day. 782 more words


We Did It, We Survived the Winter!

Summer before last we decided that we needed to get a fish or two to keep in the stock tank. I remember putting a few goldfish in a stock tank when I was a kid and enjoyed watching them grow big. 674 more words


#BoycottIndiana or Not - The People Will Decide

First, let me be up front: I think that a law which encourages or allows people to claim religious freedom in choosing whom to business with is fraught with moral problems which fly in the face of what this country was founded on. 904 more words