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Do you Live to Work or Work to Live?

As I pondered upon grad school this morning, I kept hearing these words in my head; "do you live to work or work to live?" I couldn't tell you why I was hearing them, they were just there. I kept wondering what this had to do with grad school.  But I answered my own question by… Continue reading Do you Live to Work or Work to Live?

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Heading to Grad School – What’s happening with you?

Well it's about that time - heading to Clemson for graduate school in August and I'm excited, yet a little apprehensive.  I remember when I took the GRE a year ago, and how I felt when my scores came in.  I didn't know if they were good enough, and that made me a little fearful. … Continue reading Heading to Grad School – What’s happening with you?

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Finishing Strong in a YA Fantasy Series (Concluding book two “The Mirror Sliver.”)

As any writer knows, its finishing that last sentence of the story which is the trophy of any writing. When writing a series, books can be spaced apart as many as three years, and it can be difficult remembering certain points or plots which you constructed in a previous book. So how do you finish… Continue reading Finishing Strong in a YA Fantasy Series (Concluding book two “The Mirror Sliver.”)

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What is up with this Summer’s weather?

Has anyone else noticed this? This summer is not like any other summer. It's been unusually rainy and cool up here in the Georgia Mountains. When we camped out the week of July 4th, it rained everyday. NO SUN! Except in spurts.  Needless to say it's taken me about a week to wash all the… Continue reading What is up with this Summer’s weather?

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The Big Fat Italian Rehearsal Dinner: Reflections of a Part-Time Bartender

I love Italians.  They certainly know how to throw a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner party.  Working at the Vineyard part-time, I've come to be involved in the summer time events, especially the weddings and rehearsal dinners.  Last night we held a rehearsal dinner get-together for about 96 people, half of them Italians.  I think what really stuck with me… Continue reading The Big Fat Italian Rehearsal Dinner: Reflections of a Part-Time Bartender

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Lucky’s Post: A dog’s passion for warm laundry.

Some days my dog Lucky just seems to act like he's human. Recently he's developed this thing for warm laundry. The minute I set it on the bed, fresh from the dryer, he high-tails it downstairs and plunges nose first into the warm, soft confines of the material. All you see is a tail wagging… Continue reading Lucky’s Post: A dog’s passion for warm laundry.

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The End! Or is it?

Well this last semester of undergraduate work is winding down.  I have less than two weeks of student teaching left and I find that I have to admit - I am going to miss the kids.  I've enjoyed being with these ninth graders from Union County High School, and they've taught me a great deal of what it means… Continue reading The End! Or is it?

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Equal Opportunity versus Equal Results

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4-hEfqpxIg Many people know that I am a Kurt Vonnegut fan. I loved "Slaughterhouse Five," which is based partly on his experiences as a POW in WWII. Not many people though are familiar with his short story "Harrison Bergeron." Written in a time before our school systems became an equal results playing field, I thought… Continue reading Equal Opportunity versus Equal Results