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sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.18.2014
March 18     OLD BEARS   Cold and despondent, nothing comforts me like the bear of early sobriety.  Bought on a day I thought I would shake apart, this fuzzy old guy has been a display item for many years now, tucked to the corner with the lace edged pillows and folded shawls....
annette-talbert's picture
Jun.12.2013
 Little Chickadee,   what's your hurry?    bustling about,     flying to and fro,               with your silly little face,     all wreathed in black,     you dart from limb to limb~   curious about...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Mar.25.2013
When I read with S, the first grade student that I read with, we finished a story about an egg that a boy found and watched hatch. "What does hatching mean?" he asked. I turned back to when the duckling first began to crack out of his egg and said, "well, see here, it means the duckling is...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.23.2012
Men in suits with ties and women nicely dressed in dresses, skirt suits and pants suits are all unusual in Ashland.  When six of them leave the fog and enter The Beanery, I wonder.  They're quiet and somber.  They don't seem to know each other well, with one asking another, what sort...
abraham-mertens's picture
Aug.31.2012
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity." --Eleanor Roosevelt I agree completely. I'm delighted and impressed each day as my daughter discovers new things and asks questions about the world. If anyone...
patricia-struntz's picture
Mar.30.2011
There he is, only a few hours old, stealing away my heart. He does it quietly with soft grunts and squeaks –and quick little breaths inside his warm blanket, making my cradling arms simultaneously weak and as strong as iron. Welcome tiny grandson! Your mama is radiant, your dad casual in his...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.13.2010
I spend most of my day prowling the Internet for organizations that work with people who were sexually abused, especially as children. I contact as many as I can to see if they would be willing to start a Lamplighter chapter in their area. Our Lamplighter movement currently has 68 chapters in...
sabine-broeck's picture
Jun.17.2010
Red Room has empowered me. One question I have always wanted to ask you is how many papers of students you have been shown, or have happened to see where those snotty bachelor kids advance the comment that you “ did a really good job” with Beloved. Having marveled at their innocent and arrogant...
sabine-broeck's picture
Jun.17.2010
Dear Toni Morrison: Red Room has empowered me. One question I have always wanted to ask you is how many papers of students you have been shown, or have happened to see where those snotty bachelor kids advance the comment that you “ did a really good job” with Beloved. Having marveled at their...
beverley-minarich's picture
May.16.2010
Baby animals. Curiosity. Those two words definitely fit together. This morning I was looking out the window at the cow pasture behind our house. There was a rather large, beefy (no pun intended) bull standing in the middle of about 4 or 5 calves. The bull was standing solid, not moving a muscle....