Category Archives: celebrate

Celebrate: Books!

I believe there is always something to celebrate.  Today I join with Ruth Ayers and her commuity of writers who celebrate each weekend to celebrate the arrival of new books at our school.     The first boxes arrived the … Continue reading

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Every day for a month

This month of blogging has been quite a commitment. I have kept others waiting while I blogged away each and every day. I have put things off. I have cleared time. I have made writing, thinking, considering and publishing a … Continue reading

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Plans, Schedules, Arrangements

Plans made over a month ago. Schedules cleared and set. Things arranged. So much to do to prepare to get away. Tickets reserved, rooms booked. Errands run. Alternate plans for college girl to get a ride back home after finals. Sad … Continue reading

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One Mile Matters

“Come on, Aury! You can do it!” Yelled the parents waiting at the finish line.  “Push, push, push!” encouraged one mom. In came three more students, Justin, Javier, Kara.  “Nine minutes, fifteen seconds,” said the teacher keeping time. Sweat pooled … Continue reading

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Mom

“Oh, I can’t believe I have all my girls here together,” she wells up. Hands rise to her face. Tears come. Hand to her shoulder. I reach out to stroke her long dark hair. Hug her a little closer. Sister … Continue reading

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New Year…New Word

I love this time of year. It’s the time when everything slows in the world of school and work and the focus shifts to family.  Days and evenings are dedicated to connecting, reconnecting and spending time with people we love.  Loved … Continue reading

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Celebrate This Week: Hope

Originally posted on To Read To Write To Be:
Saturday is the calm after the week. A time to reflect and celebrate. Thank you, Ruth Ayers, for this place that allows me a space to sit and write. This week…

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