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Jesse’s Girl

“They said eighteen was too young to get married and now they’re saying that thirty-eight is too young to be a widow. Personally, I didn’t agree with them on the married part. Our love was the kind people wished for. But I have to agree with them on you leaving too soon.”

I Was There When…

The season for student stories is beginning. By now, they are comfortable with their new personalities and things a child wouldn’t have said last week let alone six months ago pop out of their mouth…. Today I helped a student work through an argument he blew out of […]

The Snow Is Coming

May people who understand your problems be there to patiently guide you to a solution. I’m adding to this wish, that their guidance gives you the ability to recognize the courage hiding behind the cranky face that comes with the initial reaction to those unpleasant experiences.

Writing Material….

Every Friday my afternoon involves reading and teaching library skills to Kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Today the same child cried when another girl got The Lion King book before her, and subsequently declared this the best day ever when she was able to check out Kittens […]

First Snow

I prayed for a snow day. Like a kid promising a parent they’d eat their broccoli, I made bargains. And, the good Lord said something to the effect of, “You’re going to face this challenge.” With a face grim with determination, and knuckles white from gripping the steering […]

Three Months Later

  Three months ago I wrote a blog about small town life. And then it seemed I fell into a chasm. Actually, I did. Kind of.  But not really. I had facebook, twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr talking to each other. And, for the life of me, I could […]

Small Town Montana

Summer. Think vacations, hot dogs, staying up to stargaze, and being bit by mosquitos. It’s a time where heartwarming memories are simmered to perfection.  This weekend was our annual Gala Days; which was also combined with the all school reunion. Every person that ever attended the high school […]

One of Them to Stay

“Maleficent failed in her understanding of the spell she cast on the land.”
“I don’t follow.”
His gaze focused on the landscape ahead of them, Oberon said, “When Aurora slept, the land remained dormant with her. When she woke, the sleeping dust remained. No one thought to purge the kingdom of it. They left it to take on a life of its own.”