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This Humble Christmas

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on December 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (2)

By Lynn Pettigrew Norris

Our income was cut in more than half this year, something we all experience several times in a lifetime. Our recently chopped cedar tree from our farm still has no decorations & sits as empty as the space beneath it that is reserve for gifts for our beloved family.


My favorite Christmas includes two. One we were stuck in a motel on our way back from NC to visit for Christmas. We were near OKC due to a sheet of ice on the highways. Our kids...

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Just Stand

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on June 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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Dreaming of Spring Break

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on February 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Sneaking In A Quick BLog - About Teaching In A Public School

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on January 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been almost a year since my last blog entry. Time really does fly. Right now I'm supposed to be studying (AKA Lesson Planning) - but just thought of my old blog spot and thought I'd check in.


Since my last post, I started teaching Language Arts in a public high school in Kansas. This is one of the most challenging jobs I have ever done. It took a few weeks if not months to convince the students that I was a keeper. They had gone through several LA teachers over the cou...

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Bloom Where You Are Planted ? Even If You Have BeenTransplanted

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on February 5, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By Lynn Pettigrew Norris

 

I have had a few awesome teachers – some in school and some in college. Today I am thinking of a Southwestern College professor I had who is always a very encouraging person. She always says, “Bloom where you areplanted!” And she means it!

That saying gives me much room for thought. At first, I sent her a lengthy explanation about why I would not, could not, should not bloom where I was planted. The thing was, I no longer wo...

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From 2012 to ETERNITY!

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on December 31, 2012 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (1)

 From 2012 to Eternity!

By Lynn Pettigrew Norris

What on earth does that “E” on one’s digital scale mean – ETERNITY?!

Not asking for a sign from above, I got one anyway. It’stime. A person just knows. It’s time for me to make and stick to a New Year’sresolution of losing weight. I’m sort of disgusted. Not wanting to have such a typical – ok let’s even say boring – New YearR...

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COLLAGE

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on December 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Memories of recent and past losses of loved ones

Hang on the wall of all our hearts.

Scenes from tragedies flash across our minds.

Scattered photos of children in a grade school.

Silent nights ring out from their bedroom walls.

The why’s and what for’s clutter our hearts.

Not knowing that those are not important thoughts.

Collages created on a facebook wall

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Christmas 2012

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on December 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)


 

Christmas time comes and goes quickly. Usually everyone is busy running around grabbing up gifts, doing last minute errands and such. Thisyear finds me feeling humbled – almost frozen in my tracks. Still feeling theblunt blow of losing my job in October and no prospect of a new job in sight, I teeter between being thankful to have the time to reflect on many of life’slessons a...

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Longing For The Days I Never Knew

Posted by ShipwreckWriter - Lynn Pettigrew Norris on November 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Longing For The Days I Never knew…

 

Worse than alone

Among the thorns of my peers

Piercing looks

Cut through my true identity

 

Worse than alone

Realizing there is no way

To feel

Un-Odd that I can recall

 

Longing for the days I never knew…

 


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