Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giving Thanks – Day 8: Instructions for living a life…

Sometimes I read a quote or a poem and it changes my outlook on light.  Recently, a friend introduced me to the work of Mary Oliver, and it was life changing.  Consider this poem: This is exactly what I have … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Day 7: Facial Hair…

It is no coincidence that the month given over to appreciation is also the month known as No Shave November.  For what can be more worthy of thanks than luxurious locks of hair flowing from your face? Yes, it is time … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Day 6: Facebook Friends…

So, you probably wouldn’t be reading this without Facebook.  It doesn’t matter if you are one of my family members or you are someone that I have never met – without Facebook, the cosmos would not have connected us here … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Day 5: Music…

I am thankful for music, mostly because of the story that each song plays in my life.  A song that has the power to take you back to a specific time and place and help you remember your own history … Continue reading

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Things the girls say – The Red Light District

I thought I would take a break from giving thanks each day (Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four here, if you haven’t caught any of them) to deliver this delightful little ditty from my daughters… So we were … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Day 4: Unhealthy food…

Lee’s Fried Chicken Slow’s Pulled Pork Applebee’s Mozzarella Sticks White Castle Hamburgers (mmm… magic pickle) Arby’s Roast Beef Tim Horton’s Strawberry Vanilla Donut Hotdogs at a ballgame Aurelio’s Pizza (or Traverso’s, or Sanfratello’s, or Palermo’s or Pizza Papalis) Swedish meatballs … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Day 3: My Students…

Every day, I walk into an empty classroom at around 6:00 am.  It is absolutely quiet and peaceful, and it stays that way for about 45 minutes.  It gives me time to gather my thoughts, make any last preparations for … Continue reading

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