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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: 2013:20 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: 2013:14 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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SOLS 2013:13 Story Treasure Box

One of the reasons I LOVE going to conferences is meeting authors of the books I have loved and shared over the years. Guilt sometimes washes over me as I think there might be some that think I should attend … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:12 Finally, I’m A Big Girl

Background Knowledge: I’m very fond of the aroma of coffee. I always breathe a little deeper when coffee is brewing. Both of my parents drank coffee. My husband has to have a morning cup. My friends drink coffee. My colleagues … Continue reading

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SOLS 2013:11The Hunt of the Wolf

Guest Blogger: Blog-stalking Husband, Steve The story of the Howl of Love is absolutely accurate and I must admit tears came to my eyes as I was transcended to those early times. I admit I do stalk my wife’s blog but I … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:10 The Howl of Love

Time: Summer 1975 Place: Cassopolis, Michigan Dedicated: To my blog stalking husband. My destination was Living Waters Camp located outside Cassopolis, Michigan to spend the summer as a lifeguard, swim instructor and camp counselor. Only my student teaching experience and a … Continue reading

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