Four for the Fourth

1986 – Meet eight-year old Moxie, who with three other girls, is playing one of the many clappy-slappy-sing-song games usually played in schoolyards. But this is not recess; this is a 4th of July barbecue at a family friend’s house in Albuquerque. The music is loud, the soldiers are half-inebriated and are raucously laughing at …

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Show and Tell – Marvin the Martian

In the years from 1996 to 1999 I went to college full time in the evenings and during the day, I worked full time at a middle school as a parasub. Parasub = paraprofessional + substitute teacher. There were two of us and our job description was not that of typical teacher's aides. I was …

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Flashback Monday – Twins' Pregnancy Introduction

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to slowly unify my old writing¬†pieces into this one location here at The Smartness. On Mondays, I’m going to post entries from my old blogs (excluding I’m a Smart One, since that stuff is already here), working my way slowly up until everything has been moved over. I’m …

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