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“If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.” I love this old Chinese proverb. I think I will leave it at that.
I visited a 130 year-old, four-story courthouse today. It has been restored completely, down to the paint color on the walls. During the restoration phase, a tunnel was discovered that connected the courthouse to a bank. It’s no longer there, … Continue reading
I went to an estate sale with a friend today. Here is a sampling of what the house looked like: I felt a jolt when I walked into this house, like I had taken a giant step back in time. … Continue reading
So I’m thinking about dreams today. We all have them. We all pursue them. Some are fulfilled. Some remain, and we hold them close, feel their beating fluttering desire to be realized. The word Yearning comes to mind. So … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here! I hope everyone has enjoyed a peaceful and restful holiday season. The new year is just around the corner! I’m looking forward to seeing this guy again at the next … Continue reading
”Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all.” -Emily Dickinson
One of my students stayed after class the other day to talk to me. No smile. Just clear blue eyes staring straight into mine. “I’ve been meaning to ask you this,” he said, his fourth grade voice small and somber. My stomach sort … Continue reading
I love this poster in my writing room. Look at the expression on her face. It reminds me just how vivid and complex our characters must be.