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The 6 Stages of Middle School Math — Day 3 #museclues

After extensive research a la Kübler-Ross, I’ve determined that there are 6 stages of middle school math. Witness the process in my house tonight: 1. Denial. “I don’t have any homework.” Variations include “We had a sub today,” “I already … Continue reading

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The library

One of my favorite jobs is helping to create a publication from cover to cover. Whether it’s a quarterly dining guide or a magazine for brides-to-be, I can compile words, images and advertising into an attractive, cohesive tool for the … Continue reading

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Death of a creative genius

When exactly is that moment when we lose it? Is the loss subtle and quiet, sliding away with sigh, or is it a loud, crashing knowledge that we have unequivocally changed? I’m not referring to the loss of our precious … Continue reading

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Death and daffodils

2011 © Susan Richards Carol knew without a doubt that she couldn’t leave the body lying in the mudroom all day. The kids would be home from school in a few hours and questions were bound to come up. “Mom, … Continue reading

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The ugly truth about bridesmaid dresses

This article ran in the annual bridal section and won first place for humorous column in the 2011 Colorado Press Association contest. Reprinted with permission from the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor. The history of the bridal party is a colorful one, … Continue reading

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