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!

Out on the Town

After months of not going out to cultural events we decided this fall it was time to get back to seeing plays, hearing music and enjoying the arts in our fair city. There is so much to enjoy and we … Continue reading

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a little world

I sat down this morning to write and thought again about how I often write about very similar things. I write about my world. The things that I do and think about. My world right now is very small. I … Continue reading

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Finding Space

No, this is not about outer space or even about indoor/outdoor space. It is about mental space — about room in our head for new thoughts. I was reflecting on the physical space in our house and how at times … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons

It is now 7:06 pm on Monday night. The trees are a dark outline,. The sky is a deepening blue with light edges near the horizon. The sun set at 6:43 p.m. Dark comes early now. This afternoon while sitting … Continue reading

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Reaching 45 – an anniversary

I have shied away from using the number 45 due to it’s negative connections right now – there is a Colt 45  gun- a topic to hot to talk about for me in my life of wanting non violence. There … Continue reading

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Seeing and Naming

Georgia O’Keffee “Painting these close-ups was a way of learning to look, a way of removing the blinders with which we gallop through the world, slowing down, shedding our notions and concepts of things, and taking things in as they … Continue reading

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Riding the rollercoaster of health

Health is an interesting thing. It amazes me as I watch people eating, sitting around, walking, running and so on. Some people seem to be able to do and eat anything and tumble through life relatively healthy. (Although you never … Continue reading

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