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Connye Griffin
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Step through the looking glass to discover our mid-19th century selves.
 
150 Years Ago, Our Forefathers Consecrated This Ground With Their Blood (The Battle of Monday’s Hollow)
On May 30 & 31, Camden County Museum and the Missouri Civil War Reenactment Association (MCWRA) will remember Monday’s Hollow, a skirmish that cost as many as 62 Confederate men their lives on October 13, 1862 here in Camden County. This year’s remembrance ...
On May 30 & 31, Camden County Museum and the Missouri Civil War Reenactment Association (MCWRA) will remember Monday’s Hollow, a skirmish that cost as many as 62 Confederate men their lives on October 13, 1862 here in Camden ...
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Writers Write!
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master . --Ernest Hemingway My Writing and Editing Coach began with advice about how to become a better writer, and it’s worth repeating, especially in light of Mr. Hemingway’s observation that n...
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. --Ernest Hemingway My Writing and Editing Coach began with advice about how to become a better writer, and it’s worth repeating, especially in light of...
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Modern-day Medea stories
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (William Congreve) Amy, the damaged woman at the core of Gillian Flynn’s successful novel, Gone Girl, is a modern-day Medea, a woman scorned, embittered, and powerful. She has the raw...
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Glorious gardens.
 
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed's Spring Planting Festival
A few of the hundreds of flowers planted in beds on the grounds of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed. I first heard of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed's festival from the fine trio imagining and inventing Restoration Farm  outside Stover, MO. Then, of course, with the na...
A few of the hundreds of flowers planted in beds on the grounds of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed. I first heard of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed's festival from the fine trio imagining and inventing Restoration Farm outside Stover, M...
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What a fine way to have a conversation! The language of poetry.
 
Nothing But Cheers for Oh Snap Poetry
I enjoyed 37 years in a high school classroom and practiced my philosophy of teaching year after year; that is, I tried to put good, challenging material before students, then get out of their way. My belief in the power of young people to create, discern, ...
I enjoyed 37 years in a high school classroom and practiced my philosophy of teaching year after year; that is, I tried to put good, challenging material before students, then get out of their way. My belief in the power of y...
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Fiction Weighs Nature Versus Nurture
Psychology, criminal justice, and science continue to investigate which holds the greater power over us: nature or nurture. Fiction also weighs those factors. A delicate balance between Nature and Nurture Showtime’s series, Shameless , just closed its fifth...
Psychology, criminal justice, and science continue to investigate which holds the greater power over us: nature or nurture. Fiction also weighs those factors. A delicate balance between Nature and Nurture Showtime’s series...
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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. --Ernest Hemingway My Writing and Editing Coach began with advice about how to become a better writer, and it’s worth repeating, especially in light of...
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#Foodie  Alert!
 
The Westside Lunch Tour: Cannon Smoked Saloon, Sunrise Beach, MO
Repurposed Antique Stands as the Counter at Cannon Smoked's Entrance Cannon Smoked Saloon  in Sunrise Beach has served lunch and dinner to us many times. Business groups gather there for noon meetings and evening socials, and we’ve been there with them. We’...
Repurposed Antique Stands as the Counter at Cannon Smoked's Entrance Cannon Smoked Saloon in Sunrise Beach has served lunch and dinner to us many times. Business groups gather there for noon meetings and evening socials, and...
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Damaged Women
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (William Congreve) Amy, the damaged woman at the core of Gillian Flynn’s successful novel, Gone Girl , is a modern-day Medea , a woman scorned, embittered, and powerful. She has the raw, shocking bravado to take from h...
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (William Congreve) Amy, the damaged woman at the core of Gillian Flynn’s successful novel, Gone Girl, is a modern-day Medea, a woman scorned, embittered, and powerful. She has the raw...
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Nothing But Cheers for Oh Snap Poetry
I enjoyed 37 years in a high school classroom and practiced my philosophy of teaching year after year; that is, I tried to put good, challenging material before students, then get out of their way. My belief in the power of young people to create, discern, ...
I enjoyed 37 years in a high school classroom and practiced my philosophy of teaching year after year; that is, I tried to put good, challenging material before students, then get out of their way. My belief in the power of y...
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Sigurður Nordal originally shared to Scotland:
 
Scotland in Perspective 
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Louisiana, MO values its past to prepare for its future.
 
Discover More on Route 54: Louisiana, MO
State Representative Warren Love  serves as President for Discover More on Route 54 , a group with an online presence to promote towns and businesses along this historical, federal highway running from the Mississippi River on the east, through Jefferson Ci...
State Representative Warren Love serves as President for Discover More on Route 54, a group with an online presence to promote towns and businesses along this historical, federal highway running from the Mississippi River on ...
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    Language Arts Dept Chair, 2005 - 2010
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    Teacher, 1989 - 2010
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  • Kansas State University
    M. A. in English, 1975 - 1076
  • Univ of OK
    M. A. in Human Relations, 1971 - 1972
  • Coe College
    B. A. in English, 1966 - 1970
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Below is my review from several months ago. Today a different crew, Brian Tibbals and Timothy Rodgers, completed the year's work agreed to with an annual contract. They were conscientious and thorough. I'm fortunate to have had two different crews, both of which were excellent. We paid for a contract so that Stanley Steemer (SS) would clean our carpets for a full year and on the first visit, our ceramic tile. We decided upon SS after using a competitor several times and comparing the work to SS's. At first, we thought we'd made a grave mistake. The grout was virtually untouched, the crew rushed, one crew member moved a piece of exercise equipment onto damp carpet--against instructions--and left a stain, and one of the two crew members had to be instructed to protect my furniture from the now damp carpet. Mr. Stanley, in Kansas City, after several unsuccessful attempts to correct the problems locally, resolved our issues and the job was redone, completed correctly. Our next two carpet cleanings were just average; we decided never to pay for a year's contract again as the savings are marginal and the service less than spectacular. One problem we had was the crews rushed through the job so for the next to last cleaning, I asked for a senior crew and was promised one. Little did I know that scheduling has been centralized in Kansas City and that promises made there do not trickle down to local crews. Worse, the crews spend as much time driving long distances from house to house as they do cleaning because long-distance schedulers, unfamiliar with the areas, send them hither and yon to fill a 12+ hour day. When the crew arrived after 6 p.m., I asked how much experience they had; it could not be considered "senior" unless turnover at SS is extremely high. I told them I'd been dissatisfied and that I expected them to do an excellent job in spite of the late hour on a Friday. If they could not, I was willing to send them on their way and reschedule. They put in the time and delivered! These guys, Mr. Selby and Mr. Morris, were conscientious and careful. Instead of 40-45 minutes and out the door, they worked my 5 rooms and a couch until they were clean. I will request them again for my last contract cleaning. SS should know that these two represent the company very well.
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