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Memory Eternal

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of my beloved father’s death.  This blog is a chapter of my memoir, The Reckoning of the Black Butterfly.  May the memory of Frank. T. Snyder be eternal.

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My favorite picture of my father taken on Easter Sunday, 2006, the last time I saw him.

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Back to School: Needed Schedule Changes

 

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Goodbye Summer!

I am a high school English teacher who gets ten weeks off every summer.  This particular break, I was ready to go back to work after five weeks.  I felt very unproductive during the summer of 2017. Continue reading “Back to School: Needed Schedule Changes”

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My Teenager is Sort of Raising an Ant Farm

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I had just walked in on little sister Lena in Cara’s room looking for candy. She was rifling through Cara’s Easter basket — FYI, Easter happened three Sundays ago, but Cara still had a stash left. Anyhow, I was also craving something sugary, specifically chocolate, so I also sneaked in to snoop what Cara hoarded. Lena found a package of M&M’s that we could share. Then, beneath the plastic grass,  I pulled out a box of bite size milk chocolate, peanut butter stuffed bunnies and chicks, Sarris Candy Brand.  I took out a bunny and plopped it in my mouth, just like that.   Continue reading “My Teenager is Sort of Raising an Ant Farm”

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Getting Sent to the Office – A Mother and Teacher’s Tale

Disclaimer – I know my reaction to the following scene was an overreaction, and that is an understatement. Although I am a part-time sunshine who tries to keep a positive outlook, I am also a full-time nut job who can fall into a vat of emotional turmoil in a single breath. Come hold my hand and breathe with me…

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Forget and Forgive: Leaving Behind iPhone Chargers

imageThis is a little story about leaving behind phone chargers.  How many of you have done this?  I bet if I could magically retrieve every forgotten charger, I could stretch out the cords to lasso the moon. Continue reading “Forget and Forgive: Leaving Behind iPhone Chargers”