Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.

Do Only Fuddy-Duddies Question Comedians and Interstellar?

How many times have I been that teacher in the front of the room when the kids are supposed to be working quietly, but wave after wave of suppressed giggles come forward? Does it even matter whether someone really cut … Continue reading

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Spinning Yarns

My favorite storytellers have a zest for life, and they weave their enthusiasm into the smallest of details. Even if they are griping about an annoyance, their wonder at life’s inanities comes through loud and clear. So whether they make … Continue reading

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Join me in a new link party: MultiMEDIA Splice

Bloggers! Please join me Join me in a new link party starting next week: MultiMEDIA Splice The first week’s theme: Meat (Starting Sunday, November 30.) I invite you to link up every Sunday with your multimedia exploration of the week’s … Continue reading

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Get mine

Once, he revealed his true core: “Get mine– God gave dominion over the Earth and animals.” Speechless, I sputtered empty words: “Shame on you,” deeply serious, but he laughed. Later, I was just another pawn to use and discard. Shame … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Arches

{Linking up with Travel theme: Arches} Floating Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru One of the more unusual places I’ve visited was a floating island in Lake Titicaca. The ground was spongy under my feet. Visitors were welcomed by walking through this … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Thailand: The Best Food in the World

{This is part of an occasional series, “What I Ate In …”} Thai Food Thai food is delightful–an amazing variety of intensely flavorful fruits and vegetables, seafood, curries, soups with complex broths, noodles, rice, and spices, spices, spices. I visited … Continue reading

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Elephant Ride

Our elephants are headed for dense jungle at dawn. Although they know the path well, the old man goads them on. And yet more than elephants go on this steamy day. My boys leave for adulthood, while I goad them … Continue reading

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Make Caramel Milk Candies

While Google knows my sons are on their electronic devices day and night, I can still get my younger son to join me for a cooking project from time to time. Even though he was deep into a game of … Continue reading

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Soaring

We ran off the cliff. A thermal caught us and we soared, tight circles up on a column of air. I landed, shaking, never so close to death, never so alive, my first time hang gliding off a cliff – … Continue reading

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Oh My Garlic: The Garlic & Harvest Festival

(Video link) I got my fill and then some of beloved garlic today at the Garlic & Harvest Festival in Bethlehem, CT. Garlic ice cream … garlic pickles … whole roasted garlic cloves …garlic vinegar … garlic pesto … garlic … Continue reading

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