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Karen Topham
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Chicago, IL
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(photo bbc.com) How is it possible, this close to an election between one of the most qualified people ever to seek America’s highest office and an orangutan with a bad haircut and a worse attitude, that polls not only sho...
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Most of what I am posting so far I got from The Writer's Circle. Like it on Facebook; you'll find cool stuff there as well!
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I have just retired from a nearly four-decade career teaching English. When I started, back in the 70’s, I was barely older than the students in my senior classes, so of course I was a stickler for the rules just to get them ...
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Wonderful animated lesson on commas
It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.
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teacher, writer, liberal, karaoke singer, LGBTQ advocate, web-obsessed wandering soul
Introduction
Writer, high school english teacher, drama director,  forensics coach, reader, mom, wife, karaoke singer, unitarian, liberal, quite possibly certifiable, daughter, sister, not-so-secret slob, übermaster procrastinator, owner of the national debt (seems that way anyway), soccer fan, chicago and boston sports fan, avid consumer and critic of books, TV and film, and vocal supporter and advocate for the rights of LGBTQ people, member of the GooglePlus Peace Project (plusforpeace.org)
Bragging rights
Traveled extensively in US; youngest daughter had been to every state by age of twelve.
Education
  • Northwestern University
    English, Education, 1975 - 1979
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Female
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Friends, Networking
Other names
Kopriva
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teacher, writer, director
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Chicago, IL
Previously
Windham, NH - basically just these two