Category Archives: family

We’ve had thunderstorms two days in a row here.  Thunderclap and lightning strike together and the power went out at home for a few hours on Thursday. Southern California is dry country. Even the hills running down to the beach … Continue reading

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This is a time in life when many of my women friends are considering what we want to do “next.” Some of us are single. Some of us have means; some not so much. Most of us who are single … Continue reading

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a couple of thoughts for valentine’s day

I’ll start at the beginning. I don’t date. Not really. Or at least I haven’t for a long, long time. Never, in my wildest dreams, would I have thought I’d be single since 2011 and divorced since near Halloween 2012 … Continue reading

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alt ed and new starts

When I teach outside of the college, they call it “alt ed.” I haven’t decided what I think of that term. Or even if I care. I probably don’t. I’m finding that there are so many different terms for what … Continue reading

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Last night someone whose opinion I trust indicated to me that using the term “pedagogy” was really not going to fly for me. I think he was laughing at me for using that word to explain something to him. Heck, … Continue reading

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backyards are the beginning…

Backyards are the beginning of a bioregion for a child. My backyard (and my front yard too, for that matter) in a rust belt city held all the wonders that helped make me the person I am today. Nature helped … Continue reading

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Back home tonight

I missed this place when I was on the way back home. Sometimes when I was married and I had to go away, or even if I went away with the ex or with part of the family, I actually … Continue reading

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