Category Archives: Slices

Get Moving

I think it a bit ironic that my OLW for 2018 is momentum. “Momentum” is defined as speed of movement, and since my knee replacement surgery two weeks ago, my physical speed of movement has been seriously lacking. I am … Continue reading

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Instant Love

It came through in a text message – yes, a text message! My first grandchild (a boy) is expected to enter the world in about three weeks, but last week there he was on my ipad. A beautiful face with … Continue reading

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Take Me Home

NCTE is always filled with learning experiences, aha moments, and opportunities for reflection. But it is those hidden gems (thank you, Katherine Bomer) that provide inspiration for slices. Here’s one that describes the last leg of my journey home. The … Continue reading

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The Unworkshop

Last Friday I was inspired by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s post on The Poem Farm to write a Tanka about my recent experiences at Highlights. It was my sixth time at the Highlights Foundation and my first unworkshop. I have written … Continue reading

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The Smash Cake

 Until recently, I wasn’t familiar with the term “smash cake,” those small cakes made just for the birthday boy or girl. The guest of honor can just dig in, and while it can be very messy, it makes for great … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Greatness

Laughter and applause drifted through the walls from family story time in an adjoining room. In another area young boys and girls entered with bags of books, scoured the shelves, picked a favorite…or two. I was in a new space, … Continue reading

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Today’s Workspace

Imagine a space built into the trees along the forest walk, where children of all ages can experience the joys of nature. Imagine that in that space there were huge horns where visitors can listen to the sounds from the … Continue reading

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