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New Year, New Pants: A Joy List

I knew 2017 was off to a stellar start when I split my pants in class on our first Friday back to school. Now, mind you, after teaching preteen girls for so many years, I could write a master’s course on the fine arts of concealing embarrassing…uh… … 1,283 more words


one little word 2016 wrap-up: gumption

Last January, I chose gumption as my one little word for 2016. I was partly inspired by Kate Winslet’s character in The Holiday, above – I love watching her discover her own gumption with the help of her friend Arthur. 503 more words


Words of Nefie

Wisdom doesn’t always come with age; age guarantees you have more time and experiences to gain wisdom, but true wisdom comes from the active seeking of knowledge.


Book Review -Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

I just finished the audiobook Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, written by Nick Offerman. For all the dressing that someone who preforms work as a comedic actor, this book delivers on the title, and what I was sure would be, and did turn out to be. 472 more words


Mrs. Kurpershoek

She always sat in a white lawn chair, propped up with green cushions, smoking cigars.  She was 1 meter 45 and used a cane to get from her chair to her kitchen, her bathroom, her bedroom and a horse in a field around the corner from her serviced flat.   420 more words

Orange Bits

Words of Nefie

There is always someone. Sometimes, they’re already there. Sometimes, they come to you. Sometimes, you have to find them.


Words of Nefie

You become automatically wrong when you’re more concerned about what looks right than what is right.