Tag Archives: new learning

Cleaning Out: Goodbye Cello, Sax & Oboe

“Do you think you’ll want your cello?” I asked my son many months ago. Apartment living, graduate school, working and four small children didn’t allow much space or time for music. The local high school happily accepted my donation. I … Continue reading

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Class Notes: A Weekly Feature

Since leaving my last teaching job, I have done many things to keep busy and challenge myself. I self-published two  books,  I stretched my writing comfort zone to new genres by enrolling in a playwriting workshop that has resulted in … Continue reading

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New Learning: Conquering My Fears

There’s nothing like watching the grandkids as they develop and learn new skills. My granddaughter took her first steps the other day; she was so delighted with herself. The eldest grandson, nearly 3, is learning to play chess, guitar, and … Continue reading

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Finished Project: A Jumper for Meira

My granddaughter will look lovely in this lilac jumper I just finished. The pattern is “Wildflower DK” by Plymouth and I used Sublime baby cashmere marino silk dk yarn. I know a bit extravagant for a baby but I loved its … Continue reading

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