Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thanks for Listening

Everyone is so busy these days, including me.  Sometimes it feels like I am on a rollercoaster ride or a treadmill that never stops except when I sleep.   I touch base with friends and relatives via text messages or Facebook, … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nothin’ But a Thing

Stuff…stuff and nonsense!  There sure is a lot of it in the world, and seemingly more everyday.  For every person on this planet, there is a list of things they own/want/need/love/wish for/dream of.   Some people have so much, there is … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun

Warm sand between my toes, the pounding surf in my ears, the hot sun kissing my (UVA/UVB protected) skin…Why do I love the beach so much?  I don’t live that close, but it’s not that far either- one hour can … Continue reading

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I Want a Do-Over!

Remember this from childhood? You perceived that some injustice was done to you, you didn’t get the right result, something just wasn’t fair, and you demanded a do-over.  Sometimes you got it, if your peers decided it really wasn’t right; … Continue reading

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Body Beautiful

You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face  And show the world all the love in your heart  Then people gonna treat you better  You’re gonna find, yes you will  That you’re beautiful as you … Continue reading

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Wants and Needs

This is a Social Studies topic that we teach in first grade.  When you are six, you neeeed everything.  “I neeeed a dog.” “I neeeed another cookie.”  “I neeeed the new video game.”  So the first thing we do in … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Movies have given us many of the cultural catch phrases we use in everyday conversation. Some have become so commonplace that they are free-standing.   People might not even know they originated in a Hollywood blockbuster.   “Say hello to my little … Continue reading

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That’s News to Me

Here are some of Sunday’s Headlines: Phelps Finishes with 18 Golds Fighting Intensifies in Aleppo Pakistan Police Parade Naked Pair Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A’ Draws Kissing Activists Jackson Siblings Deny Money at Root of Family Dispute Suicide Bomber Kills … Continue reading

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Movin’ On

Boxes are starting to pile up in front of the shelves, furniture and walls. The pictures are down, leaving empty frame hangers;  the pottery and books are packed; and my winter clothes are too. The change of address form is … Continue reading

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