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Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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Best Vacation Ever?

It was Easter morning, the first time I’d ever decided to “get up and go to church.” I wasn’t sure I belonged, but when the preacher said, “He is risen” I joined in on the reply, “He is risen indeed!” … Continue reading

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They Have So Much to Teach Us

If only we’ll listen. (Click on any picture to enlarge it, or to start slide show) “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~A. A. Milne “Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think … Continue reading

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Tutoring the Tutor

This is a true story. I tutored at an inner city college. Many of my students were the first in their families to finish high school. Or not sell drugs. Some became my personal heroes. My current tutee, a suburban … Continue reading

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An Essay About Rocks

Rokz hav been arownd for Ever. They mosly jus sit ther. Somtymz they fall down. They hav nothing else to do. They ar very payshent. I am not. Mitchell T. (age withheld)

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Just Snap Out of It!

Originally posted on Valerie Cullers:
Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com Have you ever been in a situation with someone who was going through something temporary and you wanted to say to them, “Just Snap Out of It!”? I have and…

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“A teacher is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.”  ~W. H. Auden “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”  ~Malala Yousafzai “I touch the future. I teach.”  ~Christa…

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to affirm our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 83

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths (Continued) Previously: Deciding the only way to escape from Naimian was to teach the naims how…

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Live with Honor

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”  ~Socrates

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