Monthly Archives: January 2013

Definitely No Angel in School

By Jeff Salter  We’re blogging about school days this week and I couldn’t help remembering that I was there to have a good time.  Yeah, I graduated with a B+ average, in about the top 15% of my class, but … Continue reading

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School Trauma

This is not what you think it’s about.  Or maybe it is.  My oldest son is going to be 15 tomorrow.  FIFTEEN!  This is very traumatic for me.  Since my birthday boy took the kindergarten “victory lap”, I’ve been spared … Continue reading

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School Memories – Nerd vs. Party Girl

Iris suggested a school memory as our topic this week since the kids in her area of the world, which is on the other side of the equator from me, head back to classes from their summer vacation this week. … Continue reading

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The “Schultűte”

“That’s the thing about lessons, you always learn them when you don’t expect them or want them.”   ― Cecelia Ahern, If You Could See Me Now    Ever heard your parents saying, “When I was your age …” –Well,  I … Continue reading

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I Got Plenty of Nuthin’

As Jeff said of himself yesterday, I, too, am running on empty, idea-wise this week.(Sorry that I deflated his expectations of me.) RED LETTER DAY! Tonette has nothing to say! Not that I have always said what I thought, quite … Continue reading

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Eight Years Ago

Anniversary of a Different Sort By Jeff Salter Folks, our 4F1H schedule is pretty loose so far this year … so loose, in fact, that this week’s topics began with question marks.  My colleague Foxes – Iris, Jillian, & Micki … Continue reading

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MLK Day and then some

I considered titling this “Slacker Monday”, but then figured that might confuse everyone since this is Wednesday.  But I was a slacker in terms of “celebrating” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  I didn’t go to the parades.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Two Big Days in One and Then My Big Day

So, yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as Inauguration Day for our president. I liked the symmetry of the dream of Mr. King and the fact that we had a bi-racial president sworn in on his holiday. … Continue reading

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Celebrations all around

“Smile…it makes people wonder what you’re up to.”  ― Jill Shalvis, Simply Irresistible MLK Jr Day – Well I spent almost half of Saturday figuring out what that could be. In my defence, I didn’t feel very well, because if … Continue reading

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Stranger Conversations

We’re talking about talking to people who are strangers or those who we hardly know this week. Iris started my thoughts out by talking about talking about the weather. People always used to say that it was a ‘safe’ subject,(as … Continue reading

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