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Road to 26.2 My Book List

Road to 26.2 Tuesday, January 11th- 4 freaking days! Holy taper, Batman. This is kicking my ass. I feel like my brain is full of bees and if I sit still, I’ll die. All I want in the whole world is a long run. Just ten or fifteen miles to set me straight. Every one… Continue reading Road to 26.2 My Book List

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Lessons from My Real and Literary Dogs

  Utah Laying on my back in the sand, head on my dog, feet on my husband's lap, book in my hands, this is one of my favorite moments in time. It's the kind of memory that makes you smile first and then tell the story. It was a day on the Oregon coast where… Continue reading Lessons from My Real and Literary Dogs

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The One Reason I Quit Teaching

September means apples, bulletin boards, foliage, name tags, a new class and everything else about going back-to-school! After over thirty years of starting the fall in a classroom, as a student or teacher, I decided to take a break this year. I taught for thirteen years all over Oregon, and it was not an easy… Continue reading The One Reason I Quit Teaching