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#sol17 Day 27 Our Last Match
I realized I could win in the middle of our last match.  He gritted his teeth again and again. When it was my turn, he didn't chide about how long I was taking; instead, he leaned back and shut his eyes. We'd been playing as distraction from pain and treatm...

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#sol17 Day 26 Signs of Hope
It was quiet, dreary Clouds hanging low Dampness filling the air When I headed out to walk Not sure if it was me Or the weather Hoping to clear my head  Hoping to settle my heart Hoping to remember Hoping to forget. So glad I went In spite of the mist The p...

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#sol17 Day 25 The
I had listened to them re-read a couple familiar books and checked on the sounds for this week's "featured" letters (c,g,d,a) when my administrator pulled up a chair and pulled out her Ipad to do my "unannounced" observation yesterday.  "Hi," one of my read...

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#sol17 Day 24 Ugly or Uggly
Oh yes, my student-fashionista had me in stitches the other day as we talked about  ugly, as in the Ugly Duckling . First, we attacked the word.  " It's got a suffix ," she said excitedly, " and a base word, too!  So, it says ug.ly!" "Well, it does say ugly...

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#SOL17 Day 23 Turning 94
She's spending this birthday in rehab, That quagmire of post-hospital life For thosewhose recovery may be prolonged For those who need 10 days to recover For each 1 day in the hospital Been there for 9 weeks There is no end is sight Been strengthening her l...

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#sol17 Day 22 Free @ DQ?
Did you know that DQ and Rita's Soft Serve offer free ice cream cones to anyone on the first day of spring? They do!  It's too late for this year, but put it on your radar for next year! The sun was warm and it felt springy even though the lingering snow pi...

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SOL17 Day 21 Spring
The sun was a brighter orange, As it made its trip over the horizon. I'm certain the snow pile was smaller There was a spring in his step As the early morning jogger ran past. I wore my lighter jacket And turned the heat up in the car. It's a subtle change,...

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#sol 17 Day 20 Chapters of My Life
One of the wonderful gifts of the SOL challenge is "meeting new people" and "learning" new writing formats.  On Sunday, Carrie @Carrie Writes   did a memoir format that I wanted to try. So, with respect to Carrie, here are some slices of my memoir: I was in...
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