The Halls of High School

When we moved into our current house, the hubs told me that one of the things he’d really like to do here is build a backyard skating rink for the boys. We have a large flat concrete deck that’s partly […]

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A fitting conclusion

My graduation ceremony was last month. Although initially I’d been eager to walk across a stage in cap and gown one final time, the closer the date drew, the less excitement I felt. It would be the fourth such ceremony […]

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Life Lessons From Dogs

We said goodbye to our sweet senior dog yesterday. It was a day I’d been dreading but which, owing to his back and hip problems and his general declining health, was a painful but necessary kindness. Despite the inevitable tears […]

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To Mr. G, with love

Last week, I wrote about running into a teacher with whom I’d had a difficult time back in high school. I felt somewhat conflicted about publishing it since on the whole I’ve been very fortunate to have mostly wonderful teachers. […]

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The Best Thing a Teacher Ever Did For Me

With the end of the school year, I’ve been reading a lot about teacher-appreciation. There are –thank goodness! — so many stories of wonderful, dedicated, caring teachers. My children are lucky enough to have already known some of the best […]

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