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You Are Joy

You are joy.

I am temperance.

You are a tender bloom beneath the brown and brittle leaves of autumn; your strength is your will.

I am history, the love of tradition and the tangle of words, their archaic meaning; my strength is the desire to know. 120 more words

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Top Cartoons: Somethin's Cookin'

The faux-film noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my top five movies of all time, and easily my favorite animated film. I have so much to say about it, and so much admiration for its artists and animators, that I don’t think I could really express it properly here. 856 more words


Twisty Touchstone

Twisty Touchstone on PledgeMe – We’d like to thank Lorraine Orman for offering us a Touchstone ebook for our PledgeMe campaign for The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales. 307 more words



I had a great email discussion this week with some of my younger colleagues here at West Hills. They are all so smart! So passionate! So willing to discuss and wrestle… Their parents should be proud and I know they are. 1,070 more words

New Book, New Stress: Part Two

Another late post.

I have been using the new book for two weeks now and I can honestly say some of my feelings have changed. My previous comments were based on prior experiences I had with the book. 167 more words


New Book, New Stress

As I have mentioned previously, the school I teach at is starting a new textbook this week. It’s safe to say that none of the teachers are happy. 487 more words