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“Life Begins When You Get Back Up” – a Memorable Day at School

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
 Music brings joy to children. Books bring questions and thinking. Teachers bring love and answers. Today at school was a day I’ll always remember.  So will the children.  Emotions ran high.  In Dickens’…

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Writers: How Has the Pandemic Affected You?

Originally posted on Musings:
🦠 COVID-19 has changed writers’ lives. 🦠 How are you coping with the pandemic? https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/pandemic/ WritingCommunity #WritersLife #AmWriting

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A Tale of Two Dale Chihuly’s – Part 2

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
In Part 1, I discovered a magnificent Dale Chihuly work of art at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.  The glass structure is 21 feet tall and titled “Flame of Liberty”.  In the same museum…

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The Disgrace of the Senate’s Acquittal

Originally posted on America the Beautiful:
Alan Zendell, February 13, 2021 Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. I remember when February 12th was a national holiday except for a few southern states. HBO remembered, and they’ve been showing the 2012 film…

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GIRL SCOUTS FOR LIFE

The first time I heard about Girl Scouts was from an older Brownie in grade school. My sister, several years my senior, had never joined. I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to don one of those cool brown … Continue reading

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A Children’s Book, Especially For Today – by Maya Angelou

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me Did you know that Maya Angelou wrote a children’s book?  She did, back in 1994.  I have been reading her book to my preschoolers long…

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The Sleep Of Reason Breeds Monsters, and It Can Do That In The United States of America

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(Francisco Goya ~1799) This image is one of Francisco Goya’s most well known and important. It has been debated if its meaning lies in the personal for Goya or on commentary…

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Writers are not in competition

Originally posted on Michael A. Ventrella:
Someone on Twitter posted “HARSH WRITING ADVICE: Your writer friends are also your competition. Sorry.” This is ridiculous. I am in no way in competition with the majority of writers who write books nothing…

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More Than 100 Ways to Say “Interesting”: A Word List for Writers

Originally posted on Musings:
🤔 Too many occurrences of “interesting” in your WIP? 🧹 Sweep them away. https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/interesting/ Words #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritersLife

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To Prosecute or Look Away

Originally posted on America the Beautiful:
Alan Zendell, January 24, 2021 George Conway is a conservative Republican lawyer who was on the short list for two positions in the Trump administration in 2017. He did not receive the appointment as…

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