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  • Writing is Good (for me)

    August 9, 2019 by

    Teachers are the people we remember. On Saturday afternoon, I’m going to the 50th anniversary wedding celebration for two educators from my hometown, Pryor, Okla. One was my 7th grade English teacher and the other my junior high student council adviser. They also were supportive when I, as a young and brash adult, sought a… Read more

  • Dying Well

    December 31, 2019 by

    On my desk, as I write this, are two torn pieces of paper. One is a list of appreciated recipes by my spouse. The other is a business card promoting a nonprofit national orgnazition where I serve on the board. Both papers were torn by Jackson, a puppy rescued from a terrible fate by people… Read more

  • Grade 2—Sylvia McMillan

    October 23, 2019 by

    Work, life and service on nonprofit boards have taken over my most recent writing time. I’m overdue in writing about Syliva McMillan (I recall this as the correct spelling). Mrs. McMillan was the first teacher I encountered who offered time for her students beyond the published class times. There were three or four of us… Read more

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