Monthly Archives: February 2015

Watching the Digits

I have a friend who, like me, is a frustrated meteorologist. He lives in Seminole; I live in St. Petersburg. When there is a storm coming, we communicate and pray that the squall line doesn’t weaken as it approaches the … 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” was one of my favorite axioms I employed in … Continue reading

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The Best We’ve Ever Had

I don’t know when the tradition started, but it began sometime after I learned to enjoy eating spaghetti. I was a picky child regarding food and couldn’t stand the smell of spaghetti sauce (or so I thought). However, there were … Continue reading

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The Natives Know

I recently saw a segment on TV about the correct pronunciation of the town of Bangor, Maine. The natives there are on a crusade to have their city’s name pronounced correctly. The typical pronunciation we have heard was “Banger.” They … Continue reading

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You Do Too

If I tell you that you are smart and good-looking, you probably will try to deny the compliment, teasing me about needing to get my eyes checked. However, if you talk to a mutual friend, and he/she says, “I heard … Continue reading

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The Bracelet

When I went into the hospital to have my knee replacement surgery, I was told that I should leave behind all jewelry. I am not a jewelry person and wear only one piece of jewelry, a very thin gold bracelet. … Continue reading

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You Oughta Be In Pictures

I remember when I was growing up, I had a little Kodak Brownie automatic camera that I got for Christmas. I have very few pictures from that era as it was awkward getting the roll of film into the camera, … Continue reading

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