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Online Learning Forever?

Note: This is a guest post from a fellow Nederland writer, Anne Upczak-Garcia, who also works as a teacher. Being an elementary school teacher in the middle of a pandemic has been challenging, frustrating, and enlightening. At the same time, many things haven’t changed. Yesterday, my husband was telling me…

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day — one of my favorite movies. Who doesn’t adore Bill Murray and Andi McDowell’s tale of repeating the same day over and over? Well, lately, I’ve been feeling like I am trapped in Groundhog Day. Waking up at the same time, crawling out of bed, taking a shower….

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Staying Connected

Sitting on the couch, I first heard it. An animal noise? Howling, over and over again. I knew we had coyotes in the area, but this sounded like a huge pack. I went outside on the deck, and found my own husband barking and howling. “It’s the 8 pm Howl!”…

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The Right Place

Note: John MacKay, my good friend and fellow Nederland resident, provides this guest post for your reading pleasure. I spent my career in Tampa. The warm weather, the beaches nearby, no state income tax, wonderful Cuban and Italian people, cultures, and food, and a surprisingly low cost of living, brought…

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