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The Canterbury Tales begin

Today in 1387 is when scholars claim that Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales begin. The pilgrims start in Tabard Inn where the Host suggests that there be a competition in storytelling between the 31 pilgrims (counting the Host) to entertain themselves on their way to … Continue reading

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Just like the relationships we celebrate this time of year

Orchids are not easy to care for. They take a bit more discipline and consistency than taking care of normal houseplants. They are more sensitive to regular waterings, do not like their roots sitting in water, prefer a bit of breeze, … Continue reading

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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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