Monthly Archives: July 2010

Solving Learning Problems: A Challenge to Cherish

[From an address to a state convention of special educators and parents several years back. It might be noted that I have am quite impressed with the directions public education has taken as well as the dedication of most teachers, … Continue reading

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The Never Ending Soup Bowl — Camping in the Rain

The storm was far more than anyone imagined when the weatherman predicted “slight chance of showers.” Our camp was set up with all the campers in a circle.  Since we had gotten there before dark our camp was functional whereas … Continue reading

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School Yard Tales: Little Miss Popcorn Goat Picks a School

Miss Popcorn was smaller than some of the other goats at Mr. Kemble’s farm.   She was white and a bit bumpy, kinda like a piece of just-popped popcorn.  That’s how she got her name. When the farmer opened the gate, … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Who Needs a Comedy Writer — With Kids Around?

In my job as a miner of our greatest natural resource, children, I sometimes wondered why the world needs comedy writers.  All I had to do to get my share of tender chuckles is to listen as children provide the … Continue reading

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Killer Rabbit (or The Rabbit That Teased a Dog)

 Based on a real event: Dusty Delilah Dog was her name.  Hunting and retrieving was her claim to fame. She never bawled; she came when called. —— Her man was usually out of town; her golden face then wore a … Continue reading

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Missing Milton

Robert Frost taught us that every poem begins with a lump in the throat.  Sometimes I find truth a little hard to take–and I cope with poetry and prose poured straight from my soul.  (This came to me during the … Continue reading

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Dreams, Dragons, and Doin’ Joy — a Thrillogy

Part I.  The Dream: I consider myself blessed in that no one ever taught me the obvious truth that dreams are food for dragons.  So I doodled along, having flashes, listening to, or singing with–not just a different drummer–but I … Continue reading

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