My Writing ‘origin Story’

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. The River Falls School District’s Twitter page challenged its followers to thank a teacher who’d influenced them. I did not have enough space to thank all the teachers I’d like to thank in 140 characters. From my preschool days through college, I’ve been blessed with so many teachers that…
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Flying: More Like A Bus, Less Like Superman

When I was little, I figured flying in an airplane must be cool. It would feel fast, and maybe like it did in that moment after you jump off the swings when just for a split second, you feel like you’re floating. It does not. Nor does it really have the rush of riding a…
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How A Fake Crash Made A Real Difference For Me

The River Falls High School holds a mock car crash every few years, near the time of Prom, in hopes of preventing actual car crashes on Prom night, and other nights. I remember sitting through at least one such mock crash when I was in high school. Being a petite person, I had a great view of…
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My Life In Books

I have been an avid reader since I was a small child. Even before I could read to myself, my parents would read to me. As a child with an active imagination, story time was my favorite activity in preschool and elementary. And on Mr. Rogers neighborhood. As I’ve grown up, there have been certain…
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Kids And Computers

I was impressed and proud when my little cousin, two years old at the time, figured out how to take a selfie with my smartphone, and then proceeded to steal it every time I visited and demand that I put it in “selfie” mode so she could take endless pictures of her forehead. I am…
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