Storm of a Lifetime

Originally posted on laurie at large:
It’s been a surreal few weeks in Hoboken since Hurricane Sandy hit and while I’ve been documenting the upheaval in our community, it hasn’t been through writing.…

Breaking Traditions

Thanksgiving is often fondly remembered by its traditions.  Yet the most memorable ones were often those when we broke tradition. In 1979 my mother posted a notice at a local military base with… Continue reading


Originally posted on The White Maroon:
When the storm surges flooded New York on October 29th, and hurricane-strength winds made land fall in New Jersey, wreaking havoc across twenty-four states, from Florida to…


Originally posted on Pics of Then:
Click here to view it larger. What it is: Photo measuring 3.5 x 5.25 inches. What I know about it: Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.   Comments: We…


Originally posted on Singing Pigs:
A short little piece inspired by the tenth student in fifteen minutes to inquire about a test. 1. Have you graded our tests yet? No.  Contrary to popular…


Originally posted on LargeSelf:
Blog Love – Zendala by Cathy Ulrich Seven a.m. Sitting at my Mac, I check email, click on blog notices. Peter walks by. “What’s happening in the Blogosphere?” he…

Halloween Ghost

Halloween Ghosts This is a project that I used to do with my 3rd grade students (ages 7-8) and it does require some assistance from an adult and can be challenging for some… Continue reading

My Secret Garden

A few years ago I moved from California to Florida where my husband lived.  He had joined me on the west coast but after a year we decided to move back to Florida. … Continue reading

The First of Three Remarkable People

I have had the good fortune to have three very remarkable relatives in my life.  None were famous but all were caring, thoughtful and good to the core people.  I wish I could… Continue reading

When the Tourists Go Home

Yesterday I decided to go to take my husband to the beach and had purposefully waited until after the holiday weekend in order to avoid the crowds.  When I arrived at the location… Continue reading