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Day 67: Remembering

When I was child growing up in central Iowa, on Memorial Day—or “Decoration Day,” as my family called it—we put flowers on the graves of all our relatives to honor their memories.  This usually required most of a day as … Continue reading

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Day 66: What’s Important

Sometimes it’s not worth arguing even when you are right.  Recently things worked out for an old friend from out of town to visit.  I was excited since it had been over a year since I last saw him.  He … Continue reading

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Day 65: Let’s Just Get Along

Let’s face it, we all know people with whom we find it hard to get along.  My general approach has always been to stay away from these kinds of people.  When I’m around them, I can’t seem to stop my … Continue reading

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Day 64: Mom aka: Fix-It Felix

Today I had a substitute teaching job lined up, one that the teacher specifically requested me for, but I had to cancel it at the last minute because Grace woke up not feeling well.  Specifically, Grace’s teeth are hurting because … Continue reading

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Day 63: Gotta Dance

Grace and her friends “Lucy,” “Susan,” and “Ramona” started performing together in their elementary school’s Variety Show when they were in second grade.  Each year I have organized the group, except for last year when I was student teaching and … Continue reading

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Day 62: Life is a song–sing it!

This evening was Grace’s fifth grade music concert.  Between Abby and Grace, this was our 10th (and last) music concert at the elementary school, and it was the best of them all!  The kids were well-rehearsed, the songs fun and … Continue reading

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Day 61: Have Courage!

Today there were so many acts of courage performed by the people around me that I must take a moment to acknowledge my admiration for them. One of those involves Grace’s friend, “Lucy.”  Lucy is a basketball player and is … Continue reading

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