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There are people - and then, there are people
Monday, October 17, 2011      9 comments

Two years ago, my students and I worked on a mosaic mural outside the music building and auditorium. We worked indoors gluing the tile to tile mesh (I was recuperating from a car accident), then spent the spring tiling the wall. We didn't fini... Read more
Super day for cardio
Friday, October 14, 2011      5 comments

I began my day with a mile or so walk around school - much of it while carrying a ream of paper, since I picked up my photocopying from the office as I was on my way. Then I spent 2 hours wedging clay - imagine 2 hours of kneading very heav... Read more
WHAT a Yom Kippur!
Monday, October 10, 2011      10 comments

Let me begin by saying that I'm semi-observant - I celebrate the Sabbath and the holidays, but I'm not kosher, nor do I fast. (I keeled over onto my mother one year when I was fasting - I've given up, my blood sugar was not made for fasting.) ... Read more
I am proud to be an adopted Liberian woman
Saturday, October 08, 2011      3 comments

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia from 1981 to 1984, just a few months over 2 years. This week, it was announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, was one of three women who have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Pr... Read more
Friday, October 07, 2011      6 comments

I've been a dedicated Mac and Apple user since 1984. I've never owned anything but an Apple, and then the Macs. And I have two iPods, I'd love an iPad, and eventually I'll get an iPhone. (I may wait for the iPhone 5; if you haven't seen the p... Read more
Just one of those rotten days
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      6 comments

You know how some days are just awful, no matter what you do? This morning was one of those. I have a student in my last class who simply doesn't behave. I knew both of her parents, and uncles on both sides of the family - major family dy... Read more
Why I like living on a small island (like a small town)
Monday, October 03, 2011      8 comments

It's the kind of place where you run into people you know. Where people know your name. Where you're a regular customer, and people know your order. I ran out at lunch time to do errands as well as pick up some groceries for lunch. First... Read more
Spark People, you made my morning!!!!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

I get up early for school - 5:30 AM. It is almost always dark outside, even here at 18 degrees north of the equator. I hate getting up that early. I stumble out to put water up to boil, then turn on the computer and the TV to check weathe... Read more
Apple Facts
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

Don't you think of apples as being all American? Apple pie, apple cider, bobbing for apples, apples from Washington state - all that. Nope, not at all. This info comes from an email advert I received from (and they do have goo... Read more
Dress-down Friday! Are you in jeans??
Friday, September 23, 2011      4 comments

I think this is my favorite Spark article:
id=331 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse found that, on average, people who wore casual clothes t... Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday afternoon, I made my healthy muffins. These will be my breakfast for the next few weeks. I'm a slow-to-wake-up, grab-and-go kind of person in the morning. I crave carbs and sweet and creamy in the morning - so a muffin or two, full ... Read more
Motivator of the Day!?!
Sunday, September 18, 2011      10 comments

Thank you all for making me Motivator of the Day - what a surprise!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! (And thank you all for motivating me!!!!!)... Read more
Poetry in the morning
Friday, September 16, 2011      3 comments

My Sparkfriend Watermellen started the day - her day and my day - with William Carlos Williams' poem about plums (since she had plums with her breakfast). So I'm sharing a favorite poem, to feed our souls - since we're coming up to the Jewi... Read more
Our hurricane anniversary story
Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

Some of my Sparkie friends know the hurricane anniversary story, but a lot of my friends here don't - so today's blog will be the story of why DH and I celebrate the anniversary of Hurricane Marilyn as the day that we became a couple. We me... Read more
"Who doesn't like children????"
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      9 comments

That's a question I heard as I was walking back from an errand at school. "Who doesn't like children???" One student was asking another, in a big crowd. I said, "Well, there are some people who don't like children very much." The kid looked ... Read more

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