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About aliceinbloggingland

I am starting a blog in order to establish a regular writing habit, with readers. Enjoy!

Scarlett and Synchronized Swimming

The summer I read Gone With the Wind, I won a second place medal in synchronized swimming.  The morning I finished it, I went to practice and my eyes were already red for Rhett Butler.  After practice I went home … Continue reading

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Rah rah

My fifteen-year-old is on spring break and is being unusually nice to me.  Instead of grading tonight, I accepted a rare invitation to play a board game.  And she didn’t even mind that I won, twice. She doesn’t talk to … Continue reading

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Questions

The snow is almost gone And yet I resist spring Don’t want to get fooled again Yesterday I walked out of work After 18 student conferences, exhausted Happy I simply like my students They make me happy It is lovely … Continue reading

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Pine

Even when I say I pine for you, I am inhaling the drift of crushed needles in the woods behind Pausacaco, where my siblings and I played bears (not dolls) piling up orange needle houses for us to hide in … Continue reading

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Ohio

My Ohio has layers of disclaimers and justifications and excuses for being affiliated with the Midwest, oh my parents are from the east, we just came here for my dad’s work, I was born in New Jersey.  My Ohio holds … Continue reading

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Northampton nostalgia

  Northampton, Massachusetts is a vibrant New England city with a town-like feel, offering pleasures to locals and tourists alike (everyone’s getting priced out.  Whalen’s Office Supply got pushed to the margins of town before it folded).  Restaurants like the … Continue reading

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A Mother

I eat Ellen and I drink Sally.  These are the words of a mother about her two daughters.  The mother eats Ellen, reveling in her searching intellect, her boundless curiosity, her Ellenness.  She drinks Sally, sipping Sally’s sharp wit, her … Continue reading

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