Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Best Time of Day

I am not a late sleeper although I think maybe I was in my younger years. However, even then I awoke 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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Dog Talk

About fifteen years ago, I was teaching at St. Petersburg College, having just read a novel that would become one of my favorite novels, The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. The novel appealed to me because … Continue reading

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Love at First Sight

While I was still teaching at Northeast High as a single person, some of my fellow teachers decided that I needed a pet as a companion. As a child, I had grown up with dogs, and I knew that they … Continue reading

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Unlucky Me

I do not play the lottery. I do not play Bingo. I do not like to purchase raffle tickets. Why? Because I don’t consider myself lucky with chances. I think lucky people somehow know how to think positive and, for … Continue reading

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“Organizing”

Although my college major was English, my second love was music. As an English teacher, I earned enough to raise my family only with the help of my second jobs, usually in music. I was both a choir director at … Continue reading

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Botta Book Botta Boom

Readers, how many of you have heard the Choice Hotels advertisement that ends with the suggestion you simply say, “Botta Book Botta Boom?” I, for one, was completely in the dark regarding the source of this saying. After hearing the … Continue reading

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Inappropriate Language

I did not make it to the end of the Tony awards this year so I did not hear Robert De┬áNiro’s dirty-mouthing Donald Trump, the President of the United States. When I heard about the remark and the standing ovation … Continue reading

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