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Honoring Veterans Today and Every Day

My dad won’t be pleased that I’m writing about him, but as he gave the Veterans Day Speech at the school where I am an English teacher and his grandchildren are students, he doesn’t have much of a choice.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the Lin-Wood School community does Veterans Day… Continue reading Honoring Veterans Today and Every Day

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On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

Tomorrow, a soccer team of girls I truly love mostly because of time spent in my classroom will play in the rain against another talented team of girls, probably equally adored by other people, families and teachers. Our team won their first round last week also in the rain in penalty kicks after two ten… Continue reading On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

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Sometimes the Best Professional Development Happens in George’s Bistro

We met the man on the left pouring the wine in this classic 1980’s photo at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.  George Holiday is not his real name, but it should be given his movie star older man handsomeness and charm.  My friend and English teacher colleague, Jen Whitcher, and I were at the… Continue reading Sometimes the Best Professional Development Happens in George’s Bistro

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Homecoming…

I did not grow up in the town where I am now a teacher, but Homecoming always makes me smile.  One, I am reminded of those Homecoming weekends of my youth, filled with soccer and football games, bonfires, and “remember whens” with friends.   I remember catching up with coaches who pushed us hard, teachers… Continue reading Homecoming…

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Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations

Meet Annie.  Annie began helping “unofficially” at adaptive waterskiing when she was just 9 years old.  Annie is awesome.  She has grown up between Windham, NH and the docks of Squam Lake, first loading and unloading equipment on the barge and keeping life jackets organized;  now an integral part of EAS and a college freshmen… Continue reading Young People are Essential for the Sustainability of Volunteer Organizations