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    I See Winter Aliens. Do You?

    Here in the Mid-west the snow is falling and the wind is blowing. We are having a blizzard. The drive is covered, and even though the plow came through our neighborhood late this morning, it needs to come through again.…

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    Puppy Love (Part 2)

    Since I retired from my teaching position in June, my husband has been trying to convince me that our pointer/lab mix dog needs a playmate. For me, one dog and one cat are enough; I’m already playing a lot of…

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    Good Teaching

    Late August or early September, students head back to school. As parents, we want our children to have a positive experience in school. Some of my best memories from school have nothing to do with common core or testing. I…

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    October VS Pepper

    Last October Pepper was sent to the emergency vet by the cat. When the vet was finished, he called the cat a psycho-ninja-sniper-kitty. The “kitty” had, with one swipe with one claw, punctured one of the arteries at the tip…

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    Puppy Love – Puppy Philosophy

    Pepper, a German short haired pointer and black lab mix, joined our family in early February. One cuddly, ball of love with the puppy dog eyes that said, “Take me home. Love me.” Now, however, after having him home for…

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    April Showers And All That Jazz

    As I sit at my computer this morning, thunder occasionally rattles my windows and shakes my house, lightening brightens up the room, and the rain steadily falls outside. The weatherman predicts a possible snow. WHAT? SNOW? He can’t be serious.…