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I Believe in Second Chances

This week I said goodbye to my sophomore writing students. We ended the semester with “This I Believe” essays. I thought I would write one of my own and share it here. 467 more words

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Maisie and the 48 Hour Quest for a Shower 

By the time this gets posted I will have been in England for a couple of days – I am assuming anyway.

At the moment of my typing, I’m sitting in Paddington Station awaiting my last train of this adventure. 1,347 more words

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The Day the Mail Came

We had been waiting for ever. Asher’s feet are too big for the men’s shoes here, and he wore out his tennis shoes. (He is size 11 in the U.S. 227 more words

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Just ~5 minutes of Your time.

Welcome :)

I do not even know what to expect from my decision to blog some of my deepest thoughts here. Sharing parts of myself online never was my favorite thing. 228 more words


Ten New Things I Did This Week

  • I helped judge a speech competition for the Junior English Majors. They delivered a prepared speech and an impromptu speech.
  • I taught my children’s class to play Duck, Duck, Goose, and I had to make sure they were saying “duck” not “dog.” Either way, they were practicing the D sound.
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The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, is available on YouTube, Amazon Instant UK, DVD in TV version or film version, and… 509 more words
Jaime Pond

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I’ve never laughed as hard in a cinema as I did while watching Michael Winterbottom’s  The Trip (2010). This film, also available as a six-part TV show, places real life actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a gastro-adventure across mild English countrysides. 402 more words