Category Archives: School

How I Dealt With a Fear of Public Speaking

I remember the first time I had to give a speech in front of a classroom.  It was 1972 and I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. And I was terrified. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Any Oldsters Out There Who Remember Slam Books?

I remember once trying to explain to my two sons the fads and crazes that were popular back when I was in Junior High school (I guess it’s called middle school now). I attended Junior high which was just 7th … Continue reading

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Sticky Fingers

When my sisters and I were in elementary school, someone kept stealing my oldest sister’s lunch money coins. Our next door neighbor, Mrs. Startup, happened to work in the school cafeteria and was the lunch room lady who took the … Continue reading

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Copycat

Today’s post is in response to the WordPress one-word daily prompt: Copycat When I was in the 8th grade, we had mini schools and rotated around to different teachers. I sorta liked the change and since each teacher had different … Continue reading

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Remembering Elementary School Days in the 1960s

I often wish my sons could experience what elementary school was like in the 1960s.  I have fond memories of those days.  It seems days back then were more carefree and well, just a lot different from things today. Don’t … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Sensitivity

This is going to be a really random post. I’m just warning you up front.  These are just my thoughts– thoughts that have been pretty loud lately and rattling around in my brain. Yesterday I was in the bathroom doing some … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Failure

I have been thinking back on my school days a lot lately.  Maybe that stems from having a son who is a senior in college who is taking some very difficult classes now and has some pretty difficult professors.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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