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Gratitude in October

October 14, 2014

It was pretty rocky here for a few weeks.  Now things are evening out.  I’m working on a post of kid updates, but that sort of thing takes a while because it has to be just right.  In the meantime, some gratitude observations:

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  • for everything pumpkin.
  • for fractal romanesco.


  • for audiobooks during my commute:  most recently, Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and Finding Beauty in a Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams.
  • for autumn days at the beach, cool sand on the toes, and practicing balancing with “airplane arms” like Coach Jordan taught.


  • for working with students on personal narratives–the kind of writing I like teaching and reading best.
  • for chatting and laughing with former students as I walk through the cafeteria.
  • for finishing long-term projects.


  • for giggles at dinnertime, and singing.  Always the singing.
  • for Tuesday night yoga that heals my body and my brain and my spirit.
  • for leaves flying through the air and crunching underfoot and dangling from the nearly-bare branches.


  • for my tribe, near and far.
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  1. Neal & BJ permalink
    October 15, 2014 8:38 am

    Beautiful – your writing; the pictures of the kids; life!!

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