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!

Tuesday – A time to write

It’s Tuesday and Slice of Life Day. It is a morning I try to set aside to write for this blog of mine. It is a day to share thoughts and musings. It is a day to take time to … Continue reading

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Mouse droppings, more than 100 year old bag of hair and emotions

It was 39 degrees, windy, and cloudy as we pull the skeleton key out from under the linoleum tile that covers the old dresser on the back porch. We wiggle it in the lock, push open the door and enter … Continue reading

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Seasonal Changes and Feeling Blessed

The sun is shinning, the sky is blue and I am ready for my morning walk. One short mile, as fast as I can, around the two local schools. I head out even though I hear the wind through the … Continue reading

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Shoes – it’s the foundation that counts

Shoes have been my focus for the last few weeks. After a heart attack a year ago walking has been a daily event – walking to the drug store, walking to get groceries, walking to have dinner with friends, walking … Continue reading

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Coming to an end

It is Monday night and there was the mad dash to cover, and pull plants into the house. I have been gambling day by day know that the end was near but hoping to push one more day out of … Continue reading

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Relationships

It’s funny how we build relationships with things like houses, or an old car or a favorite chair. At some point they wear out or you move and for awhile there is a hole in our daily lives. A missing … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? -everything

My reading has been shifting to more adult reads as I spend less and less time with students. That said I have not stepped away completely from kids lit. So here are a few of the books I am in … Continue reading

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