Monthly Archives: October 2010

Don’t Be a Pig – Day 92

There’s piggy, and then there’s gross. Here’s piggy: Today I was at Starbucks and went to pick up my Pumpkin Spice Latte at the end of the counter. I put my hand down and ugh! sticky, tacky coffee spill. OK, … Continue reading

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Aunt Tessie and the Contest Entry Form – Day 89

“I need you to do me a favor,” said Aunt Tessie. She held an envelope in her hand. A trip to the post office, I figured. Nothing to it. “Sure,” says me, with a soupcon of largesse. What a fool … Continue reading

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The Baby Carriage – Day 85

This morning, exiting the subway, one woman with a stroller was left behind. Everyone brushed passed her, not even pausing to hold open the door. So I stopped, kept it open so she could slip through, and offered to help … Continue reading

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*UPDATE: A visual report from our friend Principal Malone

Glenn Malone sent us a photo of his state memento table at the Distinguished Principals celebration in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago. You’ll all remember him from the “Hail, Educators!” post on Day 70. He claims the STATE … Continue reading

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Light a candle – Day 84

It’s a symbol more than anything else. My religious beliefs are uncertain. Nevertheless, I find it familiar and comforting to be there. Today I went to church to light a candle. I don’t really know who I’m praying to, or … Continue reading

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Feeding the Troops – Day 81

    I felt guilty because I wasn’t walking. My friend Melissa came to town with a gaggle of women from work, all the way from Minnesota, to participate in the two day, 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I … Continue reading

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*UPDATE: A tip for those who also feel like it’s “Too Late to Ask”

Years ago I knew a magazine sales rep who kept notes on her Rolodex (like I said, years ago). She jotted personal info on each client’s card: dog’s name, husband’s stomach ailment, favorite football team, whatev. So simple, so brilliant. … Continue reading

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