Month: February 2016

RIP Harper Lee

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Mostly Musings

If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. –Harper Lee, 1926-2016 One of my favorite books to teach was To Kill a Mockingbird. I didn’t count how many times I introduced a class of freshmen to Atticus, Scout, […]

Vintage Valentines

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Holidays

Love is unchanging. Isn’t it? The eternal feeling may be constant, but the way we express it changes over time. Ninety years ago, when my mother was a child in a one-room, eight-grade school, the kids exchanged Valentines like these. They are lovingly preserved in one of her scrapbooks.   Now jump to 2015, when the same sentiment may be expressed something like this: 💕❤️😍👄 However you choose to say it, make someone’s day. Spread […]

Proud Teacher Moment

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Just for Fun / Woodstock

You can be sure that I will be glued to the TV during the Super Bowl tomorrow evening. I hope the Broncos win, but it’s not the football game that I’m most interested in. So you read that and thought, ah ha, she’s going to say she’ll be watching the commercials, right? But no, that’s not it either. The big attraction for me will be the halftime show. And not because I’m a Cold Play […]