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Feel What You Feel
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We woke up to thunder and dark clouds yesterday. The rain came down silently and it felt like a good morning to snuggle.  The kids turned on one of their favorites, Song of the Sea on Amazon Prime. Every time I watch this gorgeous, tender movie, three things happen: I am amazed at the beauty and richness of the Gaelic language and culture I...

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An Open Letter to You on My Birthday
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Sometimes in life it feels like we are all running frantically on hamster wheels, lined up in a row, shouting hey to each other occasionally, or stopping for a few seconds of weekend, then back up and going, going, going. It’s easy to stay on our self-contained hamster-wheel-lives, but when someone steps off their wheel to touch my life, that connection sparks light, love,...

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13 Reasons Why–A Book Review
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“You have to read it, Mrs. Haupt!”  The student insisted I borrow the book, against my protestations that end-of-year duties had me buried.  It sat on my desk for weeks, and several students tried to borrow it throughout the duration of the school year. The book 13 Reasons Why has stirred up a lot of conversations lately, due to the recent Netflix series based...

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