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Open The Door!

Warrick fell in a heap at the foot of the door.  His tears flowed and he grimaced. “What’s wrong? Why are you crying?” I asked him, kneeling beside him. “I’m missing all the fun,” he responded between deep breaths. It was a Thursday afternoon, and my husband was washing his truck. My son, Warrick, was […]

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A Dream for Diversity

This is a hard post to write.  I want to show my passion for diversity, but I don’t want to be preachy.  I want to be real and honest, but I don’t want to offend.  I want to be bold, but I don’t want to be bossy. All I can share is what is in […]

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Christmas is Coming…I Will Not Panic.

I used to love the holidays.  Thanksgiving and Christmas were my annual highlights.  I relished the decorations, the music, the food, and the overall jolly spirit.  That laid-back attitude of enjoyment has subsided in recent years and has become overshadowed by stress, panic, disappointment, and comparison.  Now when I think about the impending holiday, a […]

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My Hopes For Who They Will Become

I spend roughly eight hours a day with teenagers.  Most days of the year. For ten years.  As a high school teacher I have watched many young people grow and mature.  The majority have been blessings, but some have been challenges.  I have also endured the students that remained, dare I say it, immature.  Over the […]

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