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Kristin Van Vorst
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Things I think are pretty great: coffee, running, OSU football, kids, meditation, Foo Fighters, reading, naps, sunsets, laughter, love.
Things I think are pretty great: coffee, running, OSU football, kids, meditation, Foo Fighters, reading, naps, sunsets, laughter, love.

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Not What I Expected
     Lists.  I am a list maker.  I enjoy the feeling of crossing off items of a to-do list.  I feel productive when I can check the box "done."  Call it control, call it organization, or perhaps it's just my way of attempting to remember what I need to do. ...
Not What I Expected
Not What I Expected
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And so it begins...
A new school year.  New adventures.  Never before experiences. All the newness a new school year brings is exciting.  I felt it like the buzz of a bee yesterday.  The new school supplies, outfits, and friendships.  It's a reconnecting to what gets pushed to...
And so it begins...
And so it begins...
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Farewell, Thurman
Snow day for Thurman On Saturday, August 13 we said farewell to our beloved family member, Thurman, our beautiful Golden Retriever.  He was 11 years old.  It was unexpected and we are heartbroken.  If you read this and you are a person who believes in praye...
Farewell, Thurman
Farewell, Thurman
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10 Ways to Avoid Politics
We have found ourselves smack dab in the middle of the presidential election season, smack dab in the middle of summer...glorious summer. Quite frankly, it's sucking some fun out of my summer every time I turn on the news. Right side, left side, red, blue, ...
10 Ways to Avoid Politics
10 Ways to Avoid Politics
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The Waiting Game
The waiting bench Think of a time in your life when you have been
waiting.  Waiting is said to grow
patience, or perhaps test patience.  Is
it in the testing where the growing takes place?  Does the growing create the patience?  I'm not sure. 
I do however ...
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And then this....
It is a cold, rainy Tuesday.  I am not working at the school today, but I am working on school work.  I am creating lesson plans, reading about lesson planning and classroom management.  I was assigned to watch a YouTube video on classroom management. I wat...
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And then this....
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The Class
Teachers have to do a lot of work to earn and keep a teaching license.  I started my licensure class through the Virginia Department of Education this week.  The class meets on Tuesday evenings--farewell to Tuesday dinnertime, and every other Saturday--from...
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The Brick Wall
Since July I have been waiting to say two words.  I passed.  This evening I got an email that verified my right to say them.  I passed.  I studied for months. I passed.  I failed the first time, but some say failure is proof we are trying.  I passed. I rece...
The Brick Wall
The Brick Wall
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The Brick Wall
Since July I have been waiting to say two words.  I passed.  This evening I got an email that verified my right to say them.  I passed.  I studied for months. I passed.  I failed the first time, but some say failure is proof we are trying.  I passed. I rece...
The Brick Wall
The Brick Wall
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Marriage Is Not for Sissies
September 30, 2000 Tomorrow John and I celebrate 15 years of marriage!  Happy anniversary to us!  If you asked me 15 years ago if we would be celebrating this I'm pretty sure I would have answered, "yes!" in a confident manner.  There hasn't been a day that...
Marriage Is Not for Sissies
Marriage Is Not for Sissies
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