Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rain. “I thought I’d better come before the rain,” said the man I hire to mow.  “It’s gonna be early this year.  Usually it’s just before the State Fair when we get rainy fall days.” The rain started the next … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome, Autumn. Today is the first day of autumn.  I always anticipate autumn for its rare beauties and as a change from a long, hot, humid summer.  Summer temperatures began mid-May this year, and I look forward to cooler weather … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Days.  Now we see for certain that we are in the dark half of the year.  Sunrises are later; I wake to darkness, prepare for the day by lamplight.  Days end earlier.  Flowering trees and shrubs have few new blooms. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015ush

This week I will present two pieces of writing, both from students I taught in my first years of teaching, at South Iredell High School in Barium Springs, NC. The first is a paragraph I received in a creative writing class … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Sweet Old Hymn. In general I do not like nineteenth century hymns.  Because I was brought up on them, however,  they often mine a feeling of truth from my soul.  I did not know “Pass Me Not, O Gentle … Continue reading

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