Category Archives: Students

Florassic Park

  Though I would never classify myself as a “Birder”, I do love to see and watch birds. In NJ we had a plethora of different birds, blue jays, starlings, robins, wrens, sparrows, nuthatches, goldfinches, cardinals, and the occasional hawk. … Continue reading

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Change is Here to Stay

One thing we can always count on, besides death and taxes, is change. Change is a constant (how’s that for an oxymoron?) in all of our lives; and in most of our minds, most of the time, “change” is negative. … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Christians, Death, Erma Bombeck, Eternity, Faith, Family, God, Humor, Life, New Beginnings, New Years, Students, Teaching, The Human Spirit, Tragedy and Triumph, Uncategorized, Writer's Workshops | 2 Comments

And the Song Played On…

The year was 1969, and I was entering Junior high, now called Middle school, as a 6th grader. That year girls were wearing bell bottom, hip hugger jeans, peasant tops, and stringy, macrame belts with brightly colored beads. Having just … Continue reading

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The Pledge

I think The Pledge of Allegiance is important and so on my Student Questionnaire this year I asked, “Do you know The Pledge of Allegiance?” Just about half of my students answered, “I don’t know.” I was more than a … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Words

At the risk of sounding like “Rain Man”, I would like to say, “I’m an EXCELLENT speller.” I don’t know why, but it’s something that has always come very easy to me. I can spell almost anything including, “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. Maybe … Continue reading

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