Author Archives: Deb

SOLS: 2013:23 Lighthouse White

This is my first visit to coastal Maine. I’m creating a list of new experiences and observations for sharing. Had a wonderful day attending a Choice Literacy Workshop. Looking forward to tomorrow. Ruth and I took a walk before dinner … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:22 Noticed at the Farnsworth Art Museum

Side by side students were standing next to each other engaging in quiet but enthusiatic conversation. Pencils were recording thoughts on a think sheet clipped to a clipboard. I leaned in to listen. Each pair were discussing their observations…their noticings … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:21 Quiet

Susan Cain has a New York Times Bestseller on her hands: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. It has been a fascinating read journey and I still have a ways to go.  As soon … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:20 Childhood In a Museum

Time: 1960s Place: Indianapolis, Indiana Jolly white-bearded man in a red velvet suit and black boots holds two wide-eyed children on his lap as they lean and whisper their Christmas lists to his ear.  A photograph is snapped of the … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:19 The Rest of the Story – Territorial Wolves

Time: Summer 1975 Place: Living Waters Camp   Cassopolis, Michigan Stories have layers. There is always another layer to peel back. Stories within a story.  Two or even more sides of a story. Paul Harvey made “The Rest of the … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:18 Angel Wings

Text on my phone from my daughter on Saturday: I’m sorry I said that Texas Road House was better than your butterhorns.  My response as I’m confused about the text: What are you saying? My butterhorns are better?  Daughter: That … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:17 The Backlash

Inspiration for this recollection: Our book club is reading Time Keeper by Mitch Albom for this month’s selection. As I’m reading I’m thinking back to when I was a 14 year old waitress at The Back Lash in Cicero, Indiana. … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:16 Weather Greetings

Indiana weather is a mystery. When you open the door in the morning you just are not sure what season will greet you. I think it has always been this way in the Hoosier state although as a child I … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:15 Box on the Counter

As I have walked in the door each day this past week my eyes glance over to the counter. They are searching for a box addressed with my name. I wasn’t sure if I should make the purchase because there … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:14 Soles of Running

My running shoes have logged one year and one month on their soles since I began running last February. I’m not even sure if it fair to call my shoes running shoes. Jogging shoes or fast walking shoes or just … Continue reading

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