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About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.

Of These My Children: My Life as a Teddy Bear

Our little private school was almost lost in the woods. Yet it was pleasantly surrounded by Miss Popcorn Goat, the mascot, and Mr. Roo Ster, the Rooler of the school. On another side was the Pizza Garden and The Chocolate … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Love Letter to Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church–History and Hugs

We moved from Houston  in 1972 with two young sons, determined to miss our church in Oklahoma. Soon we saw a community calendar in a local paper which said a Unitarian group was meeting on Spring Cypress. We dressed up … Continue reading

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Meditation: Soft Voices Make Me Cry

Nothing wrong with crying. Tears cleanse the soul. But sometimes it’s, uh, inconvenient. I can wear the badge of courage quite well until some kind soul says a tender word, pats me on the back, gives me a hug, or … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Happy Graduation to Kind Princess Boss Becca

I remember Princess Becca. A smart dresser even then. When we took a picture she turned and quipped “Again” so somehow we knew she’d be her very own kind of royalty. Then I saw a sensitive side when Grandpa Mac … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle Air: Holding Foot

I am probably not the only wife who was born with cold feet. After our marriage had settled into decades, there were times we went to bed only because we were tired and longed for sleep. Yet our mutual fondness … Continue reading

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Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

Sing as Introduction: One morning I had an inspiration. I think it will last me all year long. It came out of my exasperation. That things seem to be so very wrong. Chorus: Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face. Rejecting … Continue reading

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Presentation: How Gospel Music Taught Me Life’s Lessons

(Although this was originally presented as a sermon, it has also been given as a presentation of the wisdom and legacy of gospel music.) Gathering Music: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child  piano by Darko Varga Centering Moment Chalice Lighting: Harvesting … Continue reading

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