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A Christmas Carol

A skittered (ie, quickly edited into skit-form) version of the great Dickens classic…  with hats! We put together quick scripts and a costume box at work to make exam week a little bit merrier.  Some plastic chains left over from a Halloween decoration, an electric candle stuck in a cardboard Read more…

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My desk, with Gnome

I just felt like posting a picture of my little work pal.  It’s one of the cork gnomes!  (A while back, the knitting group went on a massive springtime campaign to create hundreds of these adorable little gnomes and leave them in places all around Durham.  It was hilarious fun.) Read more…

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Christmas in July

Christmas knitting, that is.  You gotta start in July to have any hope of finishing by Christmas!  :) I am posting this particularly because I think I was very clever.  (Yup, tooting my own horn, here.)  So, I’m working on a sweater for a little sweetie pie I know, and Read more…

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Happy May Day!

For Easter, I got Jaden and Kyler, and Xak, a butterfly-hatching kit.  The kits came with lots of caterpillars, so I brought some of them to the office, too.  Here they are, turning into butterflies.     We let them go in the Gardens. by

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Good Grief!

Emily and Angie are on spring break too, and they came to work with me a couple of times.  They have been Planning Mischief along the lines of “Ways to Annoy People in Elevators.” I remember enjoying similar pranks at that age – we used to phone the 1-800 numbers Read more…

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Career Plans

Teaching & education are my passion.  I taught Middle School for ten years, and teaching still has a very big place in my heart.  I loved every minute and often visit with my former students, many of whom are all grown up now!     Middle school students are right Read more…

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The Laughing Thrush

I arrange a lot of literary events for work. Conferences, lectures, poetry readings. Sometimes I actually go to them. Sometimes I have to go to them. Often they just feel like more work, which is a pity. But sometimes I actually can forget about the caterer and the taxi arrangements Read more…

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