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Quarantine Counselors in Residence

Pretty much everyone could use a personal therapist right about now.  The news is unsettling, quarantine is stressful, and people are anxious.  Read on to see what our Quarantine Counselors in Residence are able to provide.  Contact your closest Humane … Continue reading

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Travel by Book (and Film!) 2018

Summer is here and once again my daughter and husband are on a big travel adventure.  And once again, I’m traveling too – by book.  Last summer I visited Nigeria, England and Australia as I read books by Chimanmanda Ngozi … Continue reading

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First Edition of Teach. Write. Receives Notice

Originally posted on Hey, Mrs. Winkler!:
The first edition of Teach. Write. is being featured on the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Hat’s Off page. The North Carolina Writers’ Network is a wonderful support organization for North Carolina writers. If you…

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“She’s the one that has told me NO!”

WARNING: I consider this a philosophical post, but many may view it as political.   I don’t know why, but the recent video of a Utah nurse being roughed up for not allowing a police officer to draw blood on … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

This summer, my husband took our daughter on a three-week adventure to Europe.  Before they left, I gave my daughter a bon voyage card that said: Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.  Okay.  I didn’t come … Continue reading

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Give It Up for Community Colleges

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. At least, I think it was last week.  I’m a little fuzzy on the details, which is why we may or may not have sent in our tokens a week early.  But at least … Continue reading

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Another Surprise

After writing a novel based on the stories from discarded buttons, I’ve kind of developed a super power about finding buttons in surprising places.  Right now we’re in the midst of a house remodel and I’ve been looking at benches … Continue reading

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Music Claims its Role in Manchester by the Sea

Most Critics Are Right about the Movie, but Wrong about the Music I rarely watch a movie more than once, but Manchester by the Sea was an exception. I saw it the Monday after Christmas with my husband and then went … Continue reading

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Honestly, I want to see ME be brave

Every once in a while, I have a nightmare about this picture. My nightmare is not that I’m Elizabeth Eckford, the young Black woman walking into the Lion’s Den. My nightmare is that I’m one of the angry White people … Continue reading

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Step into my Time Machine

  I don’t have a picture of a time machine, but I do have this really cool picture of a real live magic lantern.  We can pretend it’s a time machine. So, let’s do it.  Imagine the magic lantern is … Continue reading

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