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“Drugstore” by Carl Dennis

Don’t be ashamed that your parents Didn’t happen to meet at an art exhibit Or at a protest against a foreign policy Based on fear of negotiation, But in an aisle of a discount drugstore, Near the antihistamine section, Seeking … Continue reading

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The colorful nuances of morning espresso

Starting mid-June, instead of having a large glass of coffee (yes, we drank our coffee from glasses) every morning, which JB prepared as part of our morning routine, we have taken to drinking a double espresso. The taste is deliciously strong … Continue reading

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Drinking games

Every Friday morning we have an extended advisory. One of the students brings breakfast treats for us all to share. There are usually a variety of activities, discussions, tasks, and announcements with which we are involved while we munch. Advisory … Continue reading

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“Meeting the Light Completely” by Jane Hirshfield

Even the long-beloved was once an unrecognized stranger. Just so, the chipped lip of a blue-glazed cup, blown field of a yellow curtain, might also, flooding and falling, ruin your heart. A table painted with roses. An empty clothesline. Each … Continue reading

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“Back out”

So, at the end of a class if there are 5 or so minutes left, I pull out my Mrs. Robinson cards. The kids love it. They are cards which pose ethical questions. I ask a student to come forward … Continue reading

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Glass Slippers by Kay Ryan

Despite the hard luck of the ugly stepsisters, most people’s feet will fit into glass slippers. The arch rises, the heel tapers, the toes align in descending order and the whole thing slides without talcum powder into the test slipper. … Continue reading

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Otherwise there are no journeys

In the office I bumped into a colleague who shared with me her take on a very intense meeting that occurred the afternoon before. There was plenty to rail about: non-clarity of expectations, conflict of values and priorities, abused feelings, … Continue reading

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