Monthly Archives: August 2011

Henry VIII and Newts

I didn’t start enjoying school until I was in college. Well, for the most part at least. I liked certain classes and excelled in them, but the instant my butt hit the desk seat in a math or science class … Continue reading

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My Memorable Class in High School

I took four years of Latin in high school and I have to say, it was the most memorable class for all four years. My high school was brand new and my graduating class was the first class to go … Continue reading

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When Am I Ever Going to Use This Crap in Real Life?

“Please?  Just five more minutes?  Awww, do I have to?  I don’t wanna go back to school.  The kids there just laugh and make fun of me.” Sound like your middle-schooler?  Your reluctant teen tossing the covers back over their … Continue reading

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Back to School Blues

There’s a volunteer at the bookstore I often work with on the weekends. She’s fourteen, I think, and these past few weeks she’s made it clear, “Do NOT say the word school! Unless it pertains to school clothes shopping.” Obviously she’s … Continue reading

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New School Term

                             I Never Wanted to Go Back                                                  By Jeff Salter              Our theme for a few weeks deals with ‘back to school’ and I’m an expert on this subject:  I never wanted to go back!  In that statement, I … Continue reading

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Too Young to Have Nerves

This week the kids in my parish went back to school. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when I noticed kids in uniforms loitering in the neighborhood as they waited for the bus. Of course, when I was … Continue reading

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It’s BAAAACK!!

Yep! It’s Back! School will be back in session  here on the 22nd of August. This year, my youngest son will be a high school senior. I’m sad but also glad in a way. He’s going to have an amazing … Continue reading

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Back To School: The Lead-up

All across the country, kids are getting ready to go back to school.  Some start tomorrow, some not until after Labor Day.  My own rascals have two more weeks left of freedom and they have mixed emotions.  As for me, … Continue reading

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Head Spinning…not just for possessed people….

I’ve LOVED the discussion on contests this week. One of the very first contests I entered I finaled. Then hit a mega drought for months on end. Then another final. Then a place. Then a win. . . then nothing. … Continue reading

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Writing Contests — They Shoot Horses Don’t They?

           Why Pay an Anonymous Judge to Smack Me Down?                                                 By Jeff Salter              I could write a book about contests.  So today’s little excerpt will be just a few of my rants and raves.              But first a … Continue reading

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