Author Archives: grantutor

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: Looking Famous!

Teaching has always brought me joy and satisfaction, but I never dreamed it would lead to looking famous. It all happened in a normal school day. It started like any other day in the classroom–except for the argument–as two students  who  arrived … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: The Big Plus Sign in the Sky

We’ve all heard that adults learn more from children than they can ever teach. In my career my students sometimes informed me of things I didn’t know I needed to know! On Mondays I hear about their weekend adventures. Sometimes … Continue reading

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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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