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Not just a teacher, no teacher is.
Not just a teacher, no teacher is.

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My niece has cancer, and I'm ticked about it. But, I'm learning from her.
Queen Nefertiti 2017, Katie Herrera First appeared in the HuffPost blog. Click below for HuffPost. My niece has cancer, and I'm ticked about it.   Katie looks like an Egyptian Goddess. Specifically, she looks like Queen Nefertiti with her beautiful bald hea...

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This piece is called Beautiful Flowers. I am not often pleased with my fledgling attempts at art, but for some reason, I really like this one. I like the symmetry of the frame, the centered rodent skeleton juxtaposed with the flowers and the gray. In any case, it's good to have it out of my head.

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Beautiful Flowers
Title: Beautiful Flowers Medium: Old window screen from a shack near Roscoe, Tx, rodent skeleton, bouquet of dried flowers By: Clara G. Herrera (Enriching music: Feeling Good, Nina Simone; Where is my Mind, the Pixies; Here I Am, Lyle Lovett) The Chaos of a...

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I don't want my son to be a Memorial Day Tribute
As a child, I would play Taps on my saxophone but didn't know what it meant. It was a joke in our home that Dad had built a cellar, not for tornadoes that might hit West Texas, but to shield the family from the squeaks of my atrocious alto. The only thing I...

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Don't Be A Chicken!
Chickens can cure everything: The end of another school year comes. Like most teachers, I laud it and now grok why teachers get summers off to recharge. But, I also enter these last days with sadness. I teach all 5th grade science - 140 kiddos - and know I ...

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Owls Are Wise
I dissected owl pellets with 141 students yesterday. Owls, in mythological stories, are associated with being wise. An owl is the mascot of Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom. It represents truth, knowledge, and wisdom. How apropos that I was born in Athen...

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Wild, but not bored
So, I just won a wild boar hunt adventure to take with my son. It was at a church chilli cook-off. I had to think, only in the South could you go to a house of worship and be awarded with such a hunt. The Boy is excited, as am I. Not once did he flinch and ...
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