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National Cancer Survivors Day #ClassroomConnections

Did you know the first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivors Day? I didn’t, either. But it is. Like just about everyone, my life has been touched by cancer, and an editor friend who is smart and wonderful and compassionate is going through treatment right now. I’m re-sharing this

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Passing by a Winter Cottage

Chimney Smoke or Wireless Fires #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday, friends! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I haven’t been writing much new poetry recently. My days are filled with copyediting and passage writing, and I’m grateful for the work. I also have some internal plans for poetry “continuing education” in the new year:>) For now,

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Do You Hear the Wind?

Do You Hear the Wind? [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Today, I’m sharing another calendar poem. I know–it’s been a few weeks! For this one, nobody had suggested words for me (I’ve since gotten a few words suggested, but I still need more, so please go here if you’d like

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Security Eye

Security Camera [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This week, I’m sharing another calendar poem. My life at home has gone kinda crazy these past few weeks, and I’m not sharing these every week, so this one is from a couple of weeks ago. My words that week

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On the Wings of Stories

On the Wings of Stories #Poemsketch #Calendarpoem

Here’s my calendar poem this week–thank you to Jan Goodwin Annino for “jar,” Martha O’Quinn for “parasol,” and Leslie Leibhardt Goodman in Illinois for “airy.” (Would you like to suggest a word for me? Just go here!) I was thinking about all the ways books help kids–and me–fly!   Save

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Dandelion Seed

Dandelion Poem [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m sharing another calendar poem this week. (Read what these are and suggest a word here.) This week’s calendar poem was written before last week’s–which I really struggled with! This one came a little more easily (whew!). Thank you to

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8 Things a Kid Believes In

8 Things a Kid Believes In [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I wanted to give myself a new poetry challenge for 2018, and here’s what I decided to do. I had bought a Sierra Club desk calendar on clearance. Something about the empty spaces in their orderly 7 spots for each

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Jellyfish Dance

Jellyfish Dance [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) So, last week, I shared a lai, which the Poetry Princesses tackled for December. I liked it and wanted to try another, so here’s a #poemsketch with another lai.   I had one with a font I liked a little

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December #Poemsketch

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year! Here’s a #poemsketch for you today:>) I love December and winter, and I enjoy the fresh start feeling of a new year (though fall always feels like the beginning of my year, personally). But when it’s frigid and icy, December

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Silo Storm

Silo Storm #Poemsketch

Apologies for those who visited last Thursday. I had several posts for Thanksgiving Thursday and Poetry Friday and one all about NCTE–and they have completely disappeared. :>( OK, moving on… There’s something about a farm silhouetted against the sky that always feels so nostalgic. As I’ve driven around Minnesota doing

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