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back to school

So this will be my first blog at Red Room. I'm almost intimidated, except I've been the 'new kid' several times in my life, so it isn't anything I haven't done before.

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For many parents, September means one thing: it's back to school time! And that single realization can bristle, stress out and frustrate even the most organized parents.

Lonely but free I'll be found, drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

I swear I just saw a tumbleweed blow by my door.

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Dreaming of somewhere

I really am struggling with what to write about these past few days.

As I stood in line the other day watching a parent shell out money for school

Twenty-five is by no means old. But at times I feel older than the quinquagenarians with whom I share frustrated work space.

September means they're back out on the streets,
School buses lumber back to school. It's fall:
A season's ended. Something each child meets

Where Angels Fear To Tread

Ah, the images of summer vacation. Childhood memories of those endless days lying on the soft grass in straw hat and overalls, gazing up at the fluffy white clouds, and twirling a stalk

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The night before the first day of school was always the l