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Zee End of the Semester, the Start of Zinnia Season

My students filed out of the computer lab yesterday, after fourteen weeks of meeting twice a week to discuss all things English 101. One said, “Carey. Thank you,” as he walked out the door. I interpreted his intention to make sure I heard him as a good sign, a positive evaluation. Others said, see ya, […]
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Our Fish Funeral

When we brought three guppies and a betta home, the girls were excited. Oh, look at the orange on his tail, it’s like a cheetah. Let’s name him Cheetah.  Right in the middle of their excitement of naming and observing, Michael hit them with the truth: fish will die. Even with that matter-of-fact preparation, when Melisandra found […]
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Company’s Coming

Melisandra ran into the house and pulled me by the hand to the front door. “Mom, I gotta show you something,” she said. “But you need to close your eyes.” I closed my eyes. She guided me down our front steps. I peeked, since I didn’t want to trip, since I wasn’t sure what shenanigans […]
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Hark! It’s Spring!

In the word family called H, there are words that make my nose wrinkle. Not the “I’m squinting in the sun” kind of wrinkle, the “my, that smells foul” kind of wrinkle. Heinous. Often used in conjunction with the word crime. Not the most handsome looking word either. Heir. Think protecting the big seat. Think […]
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