Monthly Archives: May 2012

Good Sport

One aspect of my life that I have never been able to crow about is my athletic ability. I bowl every Saturday morning, usually score around 125 but enjoy the fellowship with my bowling buddy. I used to dream of … Continue reading

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Italian Peanut Butter

I am a peanut butter addict. I can’t think of anything I’d rather have to snack on than a Ritz cracker caked with peanut butter. I don’t particularly care for the smooth varieties as the nuttier, the better. I think … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself

I haven’t included a cartoon in my blogs lately, but here it comes. First of all, I must once again reinforce my belief that laughter is indeed the best medicine. When I am with friends, I laugh. When I’m with … Continue reading

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May I Have a Word with You? (repeat)

I love words. That’s why I’m an English teacher. I have stressed vocabulary learning in every class I’ve ever taught. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world” is one of my favorite axioms I employed in … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Where did the bottled water craze come from? Until a few years ago, everyone I knew put water in water jugs and stored them in the refrigerator. They usually swigged out of them when they were home. At work, they … Continue reading

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The Ministerial We

When I was young and listening to every word the minister said (oh yeah?), I remember being fascinated with statements from the pulpit like, “We want you to observe Lent by practicing abstinence” or “We would like for everyone to … Continue reading

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Early to Bed

I am not a late sleeper although I think maybe I was in my younger years. Even then, though, I woke ready to go. I had a roommate in college who admonished me not to speak to him until he … Continue reading

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