Posted in Mother Nature, Shadows and Black Clouds

Withstanding the Winds

Last night, the Meadville wind was a party animal hooting, hollering, and banging throughout our neighborhood.

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As I drifted in and out of sleep, I took comfort in listening to the windstorm, cuddled in my cozy bed. Eventually, I endured a vivid dream battling the wind.  Continue reading “Withstanding the Winds”

Posted in Holidays, Shadows and Black Clouds, Sunshine and Happiness

It’s a Wonderful Life: Christmas Classic Inspires Teens

I have been showing Frank Capra’s movie, It’s a Wonderful Life to my middle and high school English students for twenty years. This is a Christmas classic that many kids have never seen, so I feel privileged to be in a position to share this with a young, impressionable audience. I realize the timeless value of this film, it’s powerful messages, and thought provoking characters and can’t imagine a Christmas season without it.  

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Posted in Inspiration, Shadows and Black Clouds, Sunshine and Happiness

Springsteen on Broadway – Born to Run, Rock, and Roll to the Soul

Springsteen on Broadway was one of the most personally touching  shows I’ve ever seen. I’ve been a fan of The Boss since 1984 when I was a twelve-year-old girl.  Going to twelve concerts prior to his Broadway show set me up for the glory I anticipated. Image may contain: Donna Snyder-Lucas, smiling

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