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Kristin Caraway
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A passionate mother, writer, teacher who believes in the power of love and story...
A passionate mother, writer, teacher who believes in the power of love and story...

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BEYOND THAT FORTY PERCENT: PUSHING YOURSELF TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE
To this day, I believe the most incredible speech ever given by a human being is McRaven's inspiring commencement speech at the University of Texas:  "If You Want to Change the World, Start by Making Your Bed."  That has become my favorite pep talk to rewat...

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HUMOR, HOMAGE AND HUMILIATE: EXPLAINING & DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN DIFFERENT LITERARY INTENTIONS
Ever since Alanis Morissette released her song "Ironic," people have started buzzing about the true meaning of certain literary terms and whether or not they are truly being used properly in context. Irony confuses, and like the two p's and satire, which wi...

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IT'S ALL QUITE ELEMENTARY...
Currently, in our year 1 IB Language and Literature Diploma Program class, we are reading through various short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, while several of our year 2 scholars are completing their Individual Oral Commentaries on these works, as well.  Whil...

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: In Learning, Language, Life and Love
IN LEARNING Shakespeare's power of imagination was as fertile as that of any man known to history, but he had another power which is quite rare in the high tech, fast-paced world of today:  the power of absorbing or assimilating the fruits of reading.  Spen...

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE... In Learning, Language, Life and Love
In
Learning Shakespeare's power of imagination was as fertile as that of any man known to
history, but he had another power which is a quite rare in the high tech
fast-paced world of today: the power of absorbing or assimilating the fruits of
reading. Spens...

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THE ULTIMATE FIX
Today's generation.  The Millennials.  "Worst generation ever."  "The ME ME ME Generation." There are many commentaries on those born from mid-80s to 2000, and frankly, none of them are very positive.  Honestly?  As a parent of three millennials, myself, I ...

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THE WAITING GAME
PATIENCE IS POWER. Patience is more than just waiting.  Patience is restraint when you are provoked and hope when you are low.  It is about striving to get up no matter how far you have fallen.  And to do it without hurting others.  It is a means of purifyi...

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A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS...
Right now, one of the big trends on facebook is the gratitude posts.  People will post something for which they are grateful each day and then number the days.  I love the idea.  I think that in this world with all of its choices, daily stresses, and, well,...

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THE LIFE THAT'S FOUND IN LITERATURE....
"When masterful storytelling aligns perfectly with a humanitarian payload, the effects will be felt around the world, transcending genre or political agenda." (Tom Blunt) What is it about a good book?  It can draw you right out of this world with all of its...

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THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH in an uncertain world...
"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul.  We spend our entire lives looking for the outlines." ~Josephine Hart Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, each one of us is on a quest for truth.  It is human nature to wonder--to seek--to ...
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