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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…

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Ode to Our Snowmakers: Those Here on Earth and in Heaven

  (Photo credit: Ken Mack) This has been a rough week for snowmakers of the Northeast.  To say the least.  The very least.  With temperatures hovering around freezing,  the precipitation is indecisive, switching back and forth between being a solid and a liquid. Flood warnings in January for 12-24 hours are also never a good… Continue reading Ode to Our Snowmakers: Those Here on Earth and in Heaven

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Christmas Carcass

I’ve never dragged a human body into the woods, but I can imagine the work involved.  After all, each year I dissemble the Christmas tree, and we say a little prayer of thanks over his branches before returning him to the woods where he came from.   This year, however, I had to drag him… Continue reading Christmas Carcass

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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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Fall Fires, Full Moons, and Other F Words

Fall fires are the best– warm enough so we can remain outdoors under a clear night sky in early November when our mountain tops begin to collect snow.  I needed this bonfire tonight, to be surrounded by a lot of really good people, to watch big kids looking after little kids with the random adult… Continue reading Fall Fires, Full Moons, and Other F Words

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

There is no doubt that we are giving this parenting gig our best effort; however, in those moments when we realize just how badly a situation could have turned out, we shake our heads in disbelief at how we could have been so stupid. See the kids in this picture, smiling, wearing protective head gear,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making