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Slice of Life – Tuesday – family language

Words or phrases we grow up with are very interesting. Each family has their own references to people, places or events. It is like the air we breathe – it is all around us and we don’t really pay attention to … Continue reading

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Tuesday – Slice of Life – lakes and fog

We arrived at the shores of Lake Superior yesterday. A haze hung over the city of Duluth as well as the lake. It made the air heavy, and a bit chilly but it’s April in Northern Minnesota. It is to be … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Slice of Life Challenge – Final Day – What I learned again!

Thank You to this team of writers – to those who set this up, to those who wrote and commented for a few days or for 31 days. It makes a difference for each of us who are writers and … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Slice of Life Challenge – Finding poems

I returned to my old notebooks today to find my writing. So many are half filled. Bits and pieces of writing, and writing lessons – ones I have taught or were taught to me as part of writing classes I have … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Slice of Life Challenge – Walking

Ok, I have to admit that my walking chops are down. The winter has kept us from the long lake walks, the long walked to the local restaurants and the hikes in the woods. We have ventured out a bit … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Slice of Life Challenge – questions and the heart

“The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Slice of Life Challenge – We have a writing Group

We have a writing group! We started years ago when most of us were part of the Minnesota Writing Project. We were randomly thrown together – 4 of us! two old and two young all teachers all married, three with … Continue reading

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