Monthly Archives: March 2018

March 31: Clippings

My hard drive is full of stories at nearly all stages of development. There are children’s plays, including adaptations of Cinderella, Snow White, and Hansel and Gretel; there are fantasy stories set in a world I created with one of … Continue reading

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March 30: left over

Last summer, Youngest joined me in harvesting our potatoes. You would think we had grown them on Mars in our own poop, she was so excited. She was especially fascinated by the teeny-tiny spuds we unearthed and sauteed for dinner … Continue reading

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March 29: Bud

Now that winter is finally over and the day temperatures are inching into the 40s and above, life is beginning to creep out of hiding. The crocuses are blooming, the daffodils and irises are breaking forth, and the buds on … Continue reading

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Memories of teaching in Pennsylvania

Years ago, I was a middle school teacher in Pennsylvania. I loved the job. It was a chance to make a difference in the lives of my kids, pass along my love of knowledge, and generally do that teaching thing. … Continue reading

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Fred Rogers was a better superhero than Thor

Fred Rogers would never be worthy of the hammer of Thor. Rather than smashing in the heads of frost giants, Fred Rogers was the sort who would talk to the frost giants about why they were attacking Asgard, and make … Continue reading

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Remembering Charles: On the passing of David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers died Saturday of cancer, according to media reports. Best known for playing Major Winchester on “M*A*S*H,” he was 75. Major Winchester debuted in Season 6, and his pomposity quickly alienated everyone in the unit. After a few … Continue reading

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