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Penguin Eggs and Chewing Gum: Why I Quit Teaching

When people ask me why I stopped teaching, I think I am just going to say “Penguin Eggs and Chewing Gum”.  After all, I haven’t figured out how to wrap up five years of frustrations, tears, joys, triumphs, defeats, red tape, and nightmares into a quick, easy answer.  It doesn’t really fit into one sentence all neat and cheery with a … Continue reading »

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Charlie Brown, Fairy Tales, Dreams, Horns & Happy Endings

I have always loved writing.  And it is hard to love writing without having a passion for reading what others write.  I could read my first book aloud from cover to cover at age 2:   He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown.   As a young girl, I absolutely loved being able to escape into a book.  I … Continue reading »

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