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tim-haywood's picture
Dec.17.2012
We sat and watched as he read their names. The kitchen was a sugary mess, the house thick with the aroma of the fudge and bon bons my wife and daughters had been baking, when the president came on TV. And he read their names. All twenty of them. There was Dylan and Emilie, there was Olivia and...
gabrielle-burton's picture
Oct.11.2012
Guatemala, Yikes! I said about ten times a day. I was going to Guatemala out of love.  My husband was studying Spanish and loving it, so for his 83rd birthday, I gave him a present of two weeks at Miguel Angel Asturias, an intensive Spanish school in Xela, Guatemala.  Since I...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Sep.16.2012
A video I made in promotion of my ebook  Diary of a Confirmed Spinster. Redroom doesn't allow videos, for free so you can find it here on my Blogger account. http://flointhecity-aworkinprogress.blogspot.ca/2012/09/spinsters-and-bachelorettes.html My husband has dyslexia. It was five...
sherry-parnell's picture
Aug.29.2012
Children wearing new clothes and carrying bright backpacks stand huddled waiting for the yellow buses that now dot the roads.  A collective sigh can be heard from all the mothers who now have a few hours of quiet.  Yes, school is back.  Sharpened pencils, crammed notebooks and...
tracy-ewens's picture
Aug.22.2012
Maggie needed three Book Sox (visual aid above). Material book covers in fancy colors, some of them have photo pockets and new this year...scratch and sniff cloth book covers.  Someone like me sees that and thinks, "Won't that get all dirty and nasty if people are always scratching it?"...
annette-talbert's picture
Aug.20.2012
The art of detachment served me well today. It was the first day of school- always stressful for teachers, but made worse when the school is still struggling to find its footing. The procedures were in place, and my role well-defined. I stayed at my post answering questions, and point both...
bonnie-fabian's picture
Aug.14.2012
Summer vacation is coming to an end.  My daugthers go back to school this Monday.  Back to my scheduled, regimented world of homework, projects, school lunches, getting up at the crack of dawn driving to drop off and pick up. I am trying very hard to be enthusiatic and cheerful about the...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jul.06.2012
My thoughts have been waking me up at 3 am these past days. I wish they gave me some consideration waiting until 4 am, my normal waking hour. My mind is always ahead of my body clock. Sometimes he stays awake all night causing me lack of sound sleep.   Stubborn mind has trouble listening to my...
annette-talbert's picture
Mar.12.2012
Daylight Savings Time and Mondays always bring me- trouble! Is there a connection between the start of Daylight Savings Time and the increase of chaos? Today was a day of chaos and general craziness. Being plunged back into darkness at six a.m, seemed to put everyone in a daze. I was stumbling...
annette-talbert's picture
Mar.08.2012
It's a beautiful Spring day and I'm stuck inside. Trapped in my hermetically sealed office, I look longingly out the window-nose pressed against the glass. I close my eyes and dream of grabbing my bag and walking out of the building. My clothes magically morph from winter trousers and a boring...