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soLs: a little inspiration

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the  Two Writing Teachers _______________________________________________________________ in spire  |inˈspīr| verb   [  trans.  ] 1  fill (someone) with the  urge   or  ability to do or feel something, esp. to do  something  creative  :            [  trans.  ]  his passion for romantic literature inspired him to begin  writing   |  [as  adj.  ]  (  inspiring )  so far, the scenery is not very inspiring.  See note at  encourage  . _______________________________________________________________ I love finding inspiration. And sometimes inspiration finds me.  It is all around us, yet we have to be ready and available to see it. To feel it. To be it. There

soLs: a new phase of life

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the  Two Writing Teachers I think we are living it. It's here.  Now.   The times of struggle. A tug-of-war between independence and control. Resulting in constant frustration from both sides. But so many stories to share Testing, pushing, trying just one more time To see what the response will be. Slices of life to savor--  Even through gritted-teeth, Holding back laughter Or tears. Those moments categorized by an age. I think we're living the "terrible twos"  Times two.

soLs: september 11th

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the  Two Writing Teachers September 11th. A day many of us will never forget. It was a beautiful morning.  Bright blue sky without a cloud in sight.  I was driving to school to teach my little second graders, only my second year of teaching.  As I drove through the forest preserve with the radio on, the funny radio personalities mentioned in a somewhat serious tone that an airplane had hit one of the Twin Towers in NYC. In my mind, a small airplane.  But it wasn't. It was much, much bigger. Bigger than any of us ever expected. TVs were blaring in every classroom.  The sights just unimaginable.  Horrific.  Unbelievable.  A staff meeting was called.  We

soLs: balAnce

Slice of Life Stories hosted by the  Two Writing Teachers Well, it seems that last week's episode ( access denied ) was just a glitch.  All is in working order!  Phew!  It wouldn't have been the end of the world, but just a little bump in the road. Life always throws little bumps in the road.  They say that's what makes us stronger. The start of the school year has brought many little bumps.  I'm still trying to figure out the new schedule -- or shall I say, I'm trying to figure out how to do everything I was able to do over the summer now with school in session.  It's not working. I have stacks of books waiting to be read. I haven't browsed my Twitter feed or tweeted in weeks. I