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What We Want, Kids Need, Or They’ll Tell Us!

  We don’t want kids to be complacent, nor compliant, that’s not the goal. We don’t want them to challenge everything we say, to correct us and keep telling us we’re wrong. We don’t want kids exerting energy on issues of … Continue reading

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That Bubble

I’ve been thinking. I’ve been reflecting. I’ve been wondering. All about that “bubble.” The bubble we live in. The bubble that keeps us grounded. The bubble that protects us. That bubble that insulates us. That bubble that says, “Oh that’s … Continue reading

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A Birthday Reflection

It was my birthday on Friday. January 10th I turned 73. It’s hard to write and harder to believe. The years have been kind, always looked upon astonishingly (by others, and me as well) when I share my age. If I tell you that I … Continue reading

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Filters, #nofilters

Ran out to get my latte. Beautiful day here. Worries about the world set aside as I enjoy the now, the present .  And then “filters” popped into my head. Am I looking at the world through a filter? What filter, … Continue reading

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Irrational Fears

A New Year, a new decade. I sit here thinking about going from New Year’s resolutions (a joke for me, knowing I wouldn’t really stay true to them, but was SO fine with that), to #oneword focus to guide my teaching/learning … Continue reading

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When The Unthinkable Happened

It’s January 3, 1957. This little girl is so excited, soon she’ll reach a milestone, a double digit birthday, 10 years old. So much to look forward to.. then the unbearable,  unbelievable heart breaking happened. In seven days it will … Continue reading

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The Wrong Message

It’s a cold, wet rainy day in Los Angeles. Still in the glow of the nice Thanksgiving Holiday weekend celebration. Lots to be grateful for; in back of my mind aware that it’s not the same for everyone. (Always that … Continue reading

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