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Pieces of Time

“After you learn – and if you’re good and Gawd helps ya and you’re lucky to have a personality that comes across – then what you’re doing is, you’re giving people… little, tiny pieces of time… that they never forget.”- … Continue reading

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Shattering a Vase

…it was like taking a vase and setting it down so hard it shatters… ~  Tracy Chevalier When I taught secondary English, grading essays was my least favorite task. I was happy to read them, but assigning letter grades? I … Continue reading

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That Would Make a Pretty Good Story

When Howard was four, he and his baby sister were playing in the living room, while his mother and his grandmother sat at the kitchen table just around the corner. A few days before, while staying with his grandmother, Howard had said something cute–he … Continue reading

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