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Fourth of July Plans

Fourth of July evokes celebrations of our country’s independence. Fireworks, family barbecues, and parades. This year, all of that goes out the window. During my life, I’ve experienced the full spectrum of Fourth of July celebrations. Right after college, I went with a bunch of friends to the Mall in…

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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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