Category Archives: Compromise

Weird Science

For the past 36 years, in one form or another, I have been a teacher. I began this journey when our now soon-to-be 40 year old son was 4 years old and carried on from there to our two daughters, … Continue reading

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Me And You And a Dog Named…Phoebe?

This September Cliff and I will celebrate 42 years of marriage. We have been blessed with a wonderfully happy marriage and for that I am extremely grateful. For 31 of those blissful years we have owned at least one dog. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Attitude, Blessings, Chihuahua, Christians, Compromise, Dog walking, Dog Walking Tips, Dogs, God, Hope, Humor, Husbands, Life, Lord, Love, Reactive dog, Uncategorized, Walking, Wisdom, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

Our Genealogy of Dogs…

Our dog journey started when our youngest daughter was 4. Our youngest daughter is now almost 35. I am currently reading through the Bible and have discovered that our list of dogs is almost like a biblical genealogy. It goes … Continue reading

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Plans Change

Easter was different this year. Our normal family gathering of 25, not including invited friends, was down to 3. It was quiet. It was peaceful. And, though I missed the rest of my people, it was nice. I even dressed … Continue reading

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“Don’t Widen the Plate”

I hate to hit you all with the “When I was a kid” line, but I’m going to… When I was a kid, you didn’t get awards at school unless you earned them. We learned that hard work and diligence … Continue reading

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Sensible Middle-Class Asians

Last night was a cultural hodge-podge; tater tot casserole, just about as Middle-Class Caucasian as you can get, and the movie, Crazy Rich Asians. I’m sure it’s due to the ethnicity of the people involved, but it kind of reminded … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Children, China, Chinese roots, Compromise, Courage, Cultural Differences, diversity, Ethnicity, Family, Humor, Irish Roots, Italian Roots, Life, Love, Marriage, Memories, New Yorkers, Uncategorized, Women | Leave a comment

That’s A Bad Word!

What is a “bad word”? When kids are little, this is a question they want answered.¬† On a recent “junking” (think flea market meets not-so-famous, but still American pickers) trip with my daughter-in-‘love’, (because that’s what she is) we talked … Continue reading

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Together…

Last week I told you about my Room Without a View,¬†which is my classroom where I teach on Tuesdays. This week I’m actually writing to you from my new “office,” my room for school preparations and corrections, my writing room, … Continue reading

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