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Talking with Letters

 

 

Talking with Letters

The night my blog was named…

It was between winter and spring. Day had ended. The evening was becoming...
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GPS

Slice of Life : May 23, 2017. It is still twilight when I pick up a banana and cup of coffee from the hotel breakfast buffet. My reserved Carmel Car drives up as I exit the lobby. I drop my bag onto the floorboard and slide into the back seat of the dark sedan,...

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Celebrating Mothers

Five Minute Friday : Mom 00:00.00  Begin a five minute stream of consciousness on paper. Mom. How do I write in five minutes about you? You are the one who gave me life, Who showered me with unconditional love. You kissed away my boo-boos and told me the great stories...

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Chatter

Poetry Friday : May 5, 2017. On this Friday, to salute chatter that I love and silence that I crave, in memory of my childhood, in memory of my brothers, I share "Little Charlie Chipmunk"-- the lines of which I can still recite. Little Charlie Chipmunk Little Charlie...

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Celebrating Family and Truth

Celebrate this Week : Family. [I've linked up with Ruth Ayres where bloggers share something they are celebrating.] I celebrate family every week, but this week it is extra special. On Sunday we all knew we were into the final countdown.  A countdown that has lasted...

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Bug Wisdom from EM

Slice of Life : May 9, 2017. It was our first warm spring day, temps reaching the 80's. In the northwest, as summer approaches and the earth's axis tilts toward the sun, the sun is actually closer to us than it is to our southern sister states. And its rays are more...

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Simple to Compound

Tuesday Slice of Life : May 2, 2017. Using giant binder clips, I draped a pocket chart from a low easel at the carpet area. At the bottom of it, I fastened a chart of coordinating conjunctions showing the age-old acronym FANBOYS. I was ready when second graders...

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The Lure of Lavender

Poetry Friday : May 19, 2017. Lavender. Oh, -- -- the color. -- the fragrance. -- the sound of the word. All summer long, I enjoy my bed lavender. I can't walk past it without breaking off a stem and rubbing it between my palms. In the cool of early summer mornings, I...

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Celebrate Week #18 with should

Celebrate this Week In the morning. I am enjoying a brilliantly sunny, blue-sky, green-trees, summerishly warm morning. Who knew it would jump from highs in the mid-50s to the highs in the 80s in less than 24 hours? We slept with the windows open and a fan running...

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Celebrate Week #17 with more

I flew six thousand miles from Pacific to Atlantic to Pacific to spend three wonderful days teaching in kindergarten through third grade classrooms in two Brooklyn schools. Travel  ... Here are a couple views from my window in the sky:  NYC skyline as we approach...

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