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The Truth About English Majors

It might surprise you to know that not every English major wants to be a teacher. I know, because I am an English major, and I have never had any intentions of teaching. Even when I was a Spanish major, I didn’t think I would be a teacher.  I don’t like talking in front of… Read More The Truth About English Majors

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Friends In High Spaces

Every so often I randomly see something and it makes me think about something or someone I knew way back when. Yesterday something like that happened. I was browsing at the used bookstore in the mall… browsing because it is January and I am post-Christmas broke and can’t really afford to buy anything, and I… Read More Friends In High Spaces

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Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

For many years I swore that the year I was currently experiencing was the “worst” ever. Bad things kept happening, and despite the fact that I would wish the badness of the year away, things only seemed to get worse with the change of the new year. At a certain point every year seemed to… Read More Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

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The Reason Why Santa Will Always be Real for Me

Christmas is a few days away and I am still finishing up things like wrapping gifts.  I love the look of wrapped gifts under the tree.  So every year, all of the gifts go under the tree several days before Christmas. That is, except for the Santa gifts that mysteriously show up on Christmas day.… Read More The Reason Why Santa Will Always be Real for Me

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They Called Me “Gringa”

I’m currently working on my portfolio that is required of me to graduate with a degree in Rhetoric/Writing. This is one of the pieces I am including. It has been over 25 years since I set foot in Costa Rica, but the memories I had of that summer will stay with me forever. When I… Read More They Called Me “Gringa”

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Day 30…2 days later.

At 12:15am as I was laying in bed Sunday night I realized that I had failed to post anything for day 30 of the Nablopomo challenge. Lots of reasons for that. My kids and I had a belated Thanksgiving dinner and we finished decorating the house for Christmas. Now I just need to shop. I… Read More Day 30…2 days later.

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Day 29. Second to Last Day.

It’s been a long day. Once again I was overly ambitious in the things I thought I’d get done. And only did a fraction of the things I thought I’d do. But…we got up our tree today. The purple lights I’ve been waiting all year to put on the tree look more like a shade… Read More Day 29. Second to Last Day.

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Day 28: Are You My Friend?

Recently I received a friend request on Facebook from someone whom I haven’t spoken with in a very long time. I wasn’t sure whether or not to accept the request. For one thing, this person was on my mental list of friend requests I would never accept for any reason. I’m pretty sure that when… Read More Day 28: Are You My Friend?

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Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness

So because it’s Thanksgiving I figure I should write about things I am grateful for. Of course, I am grateful for a lot of things.  Always number one on my list is my children. They have changed me and my life in more ways than I can count. My parents. When I knew I was… Read More Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness

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Day26: Maintaining Your Way Through The Holidays

These are the kind of assignments you get when you are an English major. This is a post I wrote for a WordPress blog I have to participate in for the semester. This is one of two blogs I had to create for two separate classes.(If I am creating blogs on WordPress, you can probably… Read More Day26: Maintaining Your Way Through The Holidays