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About Elizabeth

First and foremost I am a teacher. What I teach is a blend of grammatical art, literary love, and a smidge of spiritual awareness. My blog tries to combine the best of all three over a cup of tea.

Reflections on a Monday…

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, I apologize for the dramatically long pause in my posting. If you’re new here, then welcome… and buckle up. I know 2020 is hard for all of us, but after a long break from most of my online family, friends, and writing responsibilities, I am finally ready to share and discuss how it affected me.

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Back To School (and maybe back to normal)

You know, when I went to read my Oracle Cards this morning, I didn’t really realize just how perfect it would apply for all of 2020. The card I pulled was Shakti reversed, and the explanation for what that meant was this: “Sometimes people and situations come into your life as the kind of change agents that turn your life upside down.”

It was supported by Lilith reversed as the Shadow Card (the one on the bottom of the deck, you know, the one you subconsciously put down at the bottom because you are trying to hide it from yourself). It suggests that I fear being truly Independent and that I am drawn to other people’s chaos so that (basically) I don’t have to deal with my own stuff.

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Weekend Coffee Share: Moving Day

Hello to all my coffee share peeps! I almost missed this week, because I already have no idea what day of the week it is at any given moment. Normally it takes a little longer into the summer for me to lose track of days, but the events of this year and the last few weeks especially has expedited the summer time-confusion.

This week, similar to last week, has been a bit hectic and disheveled. At least, that’s how I feel… whether or not the events of the week actually reflect that, I guess we’ll see.

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Weekend Coffee Share: Whirlwind Week

Hello Coffee Share Peeps! I’d offer you coffee, but it would be hospital coffee, so I can’t promise it’s any good. I’m keeping my father company this weekend, which has been a big part of this week in general. His room has a nice big window, and while the view isn’t great, it doesn’t feel as dour as most hospital rooms I’ve seen.

He’s napping after a hard day of physical therapy, so I’ve got a minute to chat and catch up on everyone’s week. So come on in, sit down, and let’s chit chat… quietly.

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A study of tragedy during Tragic Times

It’s safe to say there’s a bit of tragedy happening in the world at the moment, and while I wish I had a cure-all for the sadness that occurs during these times, instead I began to think about how could this be used in writing. The thought occurred to me that it might give some people a sense of release to be able to write a tragic story, or to at least include some tragic elements in their works.

It may sound like the exact opposite of what one should do, but it seems to me like it might give some people a sense of control during these times when we seemingly have none.

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