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Are You There God? It’s Me, Heather…

When your otherwise coordinated husband falls out of his wheelchair not once but twice in one week, we know the world is extra topsy turvy.  When it’s mid April and snow and freezing rain continue to fall angrily outside, I question Mother Nature’s decision making process.  When bad things continue to happen to good people–… Continue reading Are You There God? It’s Me, Heather…

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Dearest March: Please Send April

This morning, in front of my first period English class, one of my female students innocently asks if I was wearing a new shirt. “Sure am,” and I’m thinking she will tell me she likes it.  And she does tell me, but not immediately. Instead she casually points out, “You still have the M sticker… Continue reading Dearest March: Please Send April

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Why We Walked Out Today…

The snow fell steadily.  Plows made loud noises around us.  Yet, amid the noise, amid the shuffle of life, 70-something middle and high school students standing in a circle held 7 minutes of silence and then shared bios of the people who were lost in Parkland, Florida during a school shooting.  This was a non-sanctioned,… Continue reading Why We Walked Out Today…

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Dear Mikaela, Lindsey, Stephanie, Laurie, and/or any other Female U.S. Olympic or Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer Willing to Pass Down Your GS Suit to a Six Year Old…

Dear Mikaela, Lindsey, Stephanie, Laurie and/or any other Female U.S Olympic or Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer Willing to Pass Down Your GS Suit to a Six Year Old: Forgive the first name basis, Ms. Shiffrin, Ms. Vonn, Ms. Jallen, and Ms. Stephens.  You see, the other day my daughter asked me to write you a… Continue reading Dear Mikaela, Lindsey, Stephanie, Laurie, and/or any other Female U.S. Olympic or Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer Willing to Pass Down Your GS Suit to a Six Year Old…

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Manners for Us ALL to Remember Especially When the State of MA Moves into Small NH Ski Towns

Some are fond of the cliche: “Tourism is our bread and butter,” but too much bread and butter can also clog the arteries, also known as the dangerous main streets and back roads of ski country.  First of all, thank you to our local police departments in Lincoln and Woodstock for keeping those arteries through… Continue reading Manners for Us ALL to Remember Especially When the State of MA Moves into Small NH Ski Towns

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Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…

Don’t get me wrong; we love to celebrate our children’s friendships at school.  We LOVE our teachers– been damn lucky every year since birth so far!  We LOVE the growing friendships in their classrooms, through our neighborhood, on our mountain.  We LOVE the big kids our own look up to.  There is so much LOVE… Continue reading Here’s the Problem with Valentine’s Day…