Monthly Archives: April 2005

Mending

Tweet48 hours of antibiotics, asthma meds, and sleep is a very good thing. I’m still coughing, but I’m starting to feel not quite as dead. And my voice no longer resembles that of a 90-year-old man who smoked three packs a day. When I wasn’t sleeping the last two days, I’ve watched bad TV (which […]
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It gets worse

TweetI gutted out today’s school visit (thank you, Lenape and sorry about the frog voice) but I felt like the walking dead when it was over. I knew I had more than just a cold. The beastly germs in my lungs were churning up a foul brew, the color of which you do not want […]
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If wishes were fishes…

TweetDid you read the last line in yesterday’s post? Guess what? I got sick.
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Playing catch-up, chasing germs

TweetGetting closer and closer to the end of this spring marathon. Today I spoke at West Broad Street Elementary in Souderton. It was a little weird visiting an elementary school after having been in so many high schools the last couple of months. I felt like a giant, Gulliver maybe. And, as fate demands, a […]
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Dear Council Rock North

TweetI promise I’ll post the photo of the third group tomorrow. I came home to a ton of paperwork and am still not done. *grumbles* But I can’t go to sleep without saying thanks to all of you for a great day. I’d say “You rock” but that would be completely cheesy and cliched. How […]
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To do list

TweetAll this public speaking is fraying my mind around the edges. I am an introvert when I’m not holding a microphone. (Do not hand me a microphone. Please.) Pretending to be an extrovert is taking a toll. I find myself making bizarre lists. So here is my weird list of things to do. I came […]
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Good-bye, Wisconsin

TweetYes, this post is 36 hours late, but when I finally got home at 12:30am Saturday, I couldn’t remember how to speak English, much less find the energy to post. My Beloved Husband came down to cook for me and make me tea because he is the most awesome man on the planet. Mostly, we […]
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Appleton, Day 3

TweetShort entry because my ride is picking me up at 6:15 tomorrow and I’m beat. Had sooo much fun with the students at West. Best audience I’ve had in a long time. This whole week has been wonderful, but to be honest, my eyes are not focussing right now. Feels like one of those nights […]
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Appleton, Day 2

TweetLife continues swimmingly here in Appleton, Wisconsin. More hanging out with great kids and librarians (and very cool principals which is always a welcome surprise). More conversations about books and life and teens and culture and what is important. I took the Best Nap of the Century during my break and woke up feeling ready […]
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In Awe of Appleton

TweetNow I have a better fix on what they’ve been doing here. WOW. The community of Appleton, WI has set the gold standard for a “one book, one community” program. As I learn more and more about it, I am absolutely flabbergasted. They took SPEAK and decided that they wanted everybody to read it. Everybody. […]
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