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!

March is coming

This is exciting news – March is coming!  For so many reason I am excited on this bright, very cold January day. I sit in my office at home and realize that my thinking is slowing turning from the dark … Continue reading

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The north land people

  It is week two of a new year and the weather in Minnesota has given us a chance to breath deep and take a walk outside. We, like most of the mid west, have been caught in a deep … Continue reading

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One Little Word – Evolve

My little word for last year was developing – it is a word that I thought I would hold onto this year. It seems to fit into my on going thinking.  I wrote about it at the beginning of December … Continue reading

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Honorable Harvest – ending 2017

“We need acts of restoration, not only for polluted waters and degraded lands, but also for our relationship to the world. We need to restore honor to the way we live, so that when we walk through the world we … Continue reading

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OLW – One Little Word for the year

2017 OLW –The wonderful group of people who gather at Two Writing Teachers each week have a practice of choosing one word to focus on each year. A word that works as a guide for growth or to reflect on … Continue reading

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What is a Legacy Plant?

Legacy: ‘something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past’  -online Merriam-Webster When I was little we often visited the family farm. The house sat on the corner of land just at the edge of … Continue reading

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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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