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