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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...

Sneak a Peek

Take a peek inside my notebook that I use for my Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs workshop . . . Visit Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs on my Calendar.   Take a peek inside my notebook that I use for my Writing STAAR Essays workshop . . . Visit Writing STAAR Essays...

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Growing Strong Writers

Growing Strong Writers is a series of professional development workshops.  In these workshops, I am attentive to the importance of daily writing practice, the complex demands of learning English, and a desire to cultivate a love for writing. These workshops offer...

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The Future

Poetry Friday * Five Minute Friday * Celebrate this Week. As we slip from May to June, our schedules are filled with end-of-school celebrations, commencements, weddings, anniversaries, and anticipation of summer vacations -- all marking stones in life that give us...

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Visit

Five Minute Friday & Celebrate this Week. [I've linked up with Kate Motaung where bloggers share their five minute quick write on a chosen word.  I've also linked up with Ruth Ayres where bloggers share something they are celebrating.] The VISIT I. One of my favorite...

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Last Day of School

Poetry Friday. During the next few weeks, schools will be closing for summer vacation. As a tribute to teachers everywhere, I share Mattie Stepanek's poem-- written when he was eight years old. May it bring you a few chuckles even as it has me. Not Quite What I...

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GPS

Slice of Life. 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, confirming my...

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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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The Lure of Lavender

Poetry Friday. 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 drink its...

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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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