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Blog 10: Do I Puke or Just Write

Do I Puke or Just Write             The shear agony of writing has been like the suspense of riding a roller-coaster:  a cart increases acceleration, inertia moves the cart, and then a sudden 30 foot drop followed with 3 corkscrew … Continue reading

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Blog 9: It’s All About The Ingredients

    It’s All About The Ingredients The smell of fresh cooked chocolate chip cookies can turn any gray sky blue.  Each bite offers a crunch of warm dough that melts the sweet savory chocolate chips.  Each bite is genuine in … Continue reading

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Blog 8: We’re No Longer in Kansas, Toto

We’re No Longer in Kansas, Toto             The famous film, Wizard of Oz, portrays the charisma of a young girl named Dorothy who arrives unexpectedly in the Land of Oz. After her unexpected arrival and the death of the Wicked … Continue reading

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Blog 7: The Joy of Teaching by Leveling Out the Playing Field

The Joy of Teaching by Leveling out the Playing Field             Recess, a time period at school for laughing, playing, running, or hanging with your friends.  Children play at school for 15 to 30 minutes sessions as they enjoy and … Continue reading

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Blog 6: I Love Smut

As a poor migrant family, we did not travel to many places other than Mexico, and my exposure to life was limited due to my strict Catholic upbringing.   My life experience skills were limited to what I learned and … Continue reading

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Blog 5: Family Discussions = Learning Matters

            Family Discussions = Learning Matters Life is full of choices.  You can decide to complete your work, or you can decide to go to a party.  The act of making a choice is more difficult … Continue reading

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Blog 4: Call It Fate Or Mere Luck

Anxiety, fear, and hope filled the hallways as brave students whispered, “What are you going to be when you grow-up?”  Amazed by the break of silence, students would “Hush!” to the traitor who dared to speak at a time that … Continue reading

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Blog 3: The Voice Within The Teacher

            I often wish that I could carry Jiminy Cricket in my pocket.  Pinocchio was a lucky puppet to have Jiminy Cricket as his conscious.  Jiminy Cricket attempted to guide Pinocchio, but, as a stubborn boy, Pinocchio wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Blog 2: Shattered Dreams by Words

Shattered Dreams by the Power of Words A young innocent child with a vision of becoming president has his dream crushed by a teacher’s choice of words.  Big brown eyes that were once filled with hope and dreams are thus … Continue reading

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Construction Zone: Brain Stimulation

Over the years, I have found writing is like working out. Exercising can be fun and full of triumphant achievements; it can also torment the body and push you beyond your limits.  I have negotiated with my brain to alert … Continue reading

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