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Failure

June 17, 2012

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I thought that I would be able to keep up with the blogging while teaching was in session. Nope. Fail. Fortunately, this summer began much in the same fashion that last summer began. Not too bad, eh? This means that maybe I will have some time to actually write on this blog. Writing here is […]

Poetic Exercise

January 12, 2012

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We had a visiting poet at our school this week. He was fantastic. He brought some writing exercises to classes and workshops. This is what I produced from the writing exercises. Exercise #1 Self-Portrait as Clearance Rack of Near-Expired Scratch & Dents Altair Skypole Thistle Flaking skin of garlic bulb Clearance rack of near-expired scratch […]

Simplicity is Key

January 9, 2012

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“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Jack Kerouac – The Dharma Bums

Why Writing Withers

January 5, 2012

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“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.” Somerset Maugham I’m not truly a creature of habit. I’m more of a habitual opportunist. I write when  there’s an opportunity for me to write. Generally that is never because a full-time teacher has little time to do much else except plan, read, […]

Carry On

January 2, 2012

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Writing slows down over time because life happens. Sometimes you begin to think you’ll never get back to it. But, I guess that I’ll take this one step at a time. One key at a time.

Storybird Story

July 13, 2011

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I’ve written a story, It’s simple and true. About our journey To the ocean so blue. Click on the image If you want to see A beautiful story Created by me.

The Art of Writing

July 8, 2011

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Cursive. As you’ve all heard by now, Indiana will become the 41st state to no longer require the mastery of cursive handwriting. You won’t see your first or second grader coming home to practice those elegant swirly loops that remind you of hanging vines or aeronautical stunts. There are plenty of arguments against keeping cursive […]