Monthly Archives: January 2011

Honeysuckle Air: Snake Tales of Snake Tails I’ve Met

For many years I have been simultaneously fascinated and scared to death of snakes. Living in the woods has greatly increased my number and variety of experiences with them, some poisonous and some not—but all strikingly beautiful. Pine Snakes in … Continue reading

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School Yard Tales: Miss Popcorn Goat and the Clover Patch

When Miss Popcorn goat, our school mascot, was still quite young, Mr. Mac would fasten her leash to the fence.  She liked being at various places around the schoolyard so she could be in on the action.  She did her … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Breakfast in My Pocket

We had a new student that day, so I was explaining the classroom procedures.  As I pointed to a class chart I clarified that + stood for good and – meant bad behavior.  Immediately a child piped up with, “So … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Lightning Strikes Me Not Just Twice, But Thrice

There is a good reason my friends and family don’t particularly want to stand close to me in a storm.  I’ve been hit by lightning three times and had two other close calls. The Striking Sink The first time was … Continue reading

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Skeeter in My Ear – My First Trip

We kids were still playing outside even though the sun had long gone down.  We knew it was time to go inside, but we were holding on just a little bit longer. Suddenly I heard a buzzing.  It was getting … Continue reading

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