Author Archives: Joanne Toft

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, help in schools and write. Life is good!

What makes a writer – am I a writer?

I think most of us who write and publish only through a blog post play around with the idea of what makes a writer. Am I a writer? Can I call myself a writer?  Maybe I am a writer but … Continue reading

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Traveling to the Sun

We left Minneapolis, Mn. at a good time on Saturday morning. Leaving rain and cold weather behind us.  Excited to be traveling south to warm, dry weather and the sun. We would have a day with my brother and his … Continue reading

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Sitting in Silence

It is Tuesday and the day I write for the Slice of Life blog. A day each week that I write about the happenings and the thoughts in my life. But today I have avoided my computer all day. Writing … Continue reading

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Watching the changes

It is August and you can feel the change in the air. It is easy to catch the back to school fever even if you don’t watch TV.  I do not get the adds on the “big box tv” but … Continue reading

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Safety means communication

It is the first Tuesday of August. It means it is National Night Out. It is a time to meet your neighbors. A time to learn who lives in your building or the house next door. This program began in … Continue reading

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Searching and getting lost

A good title right – I got you! It give the impression of a deep and thoughtful post. Ha – not so much!  This is really my being mentally lost this morning. I am not able to stay focused. I … Continue reading

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Sudden Changes

” All is connected like a chain. Nothing is permanent. Everything changes. If we do not accept that fact we will always suffer. “                                 … Continue reading

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