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Happy Birthday to me

Published on November 26, 2013 by in News

It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday and I’m alone in my office. It’s my birthday and two days until Thanksgiving and I stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s my birthday and I won’t be celebrating this evening because I’m in rehearsal for Inspecting Carol at Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy . Life is good. We make adjustments.

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Laugh to learn relearned.

Published on August 31, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Last night I taught an Englilsh as a Second Language class at Vida, because it was me teaching and because laughter is literally a part of my name, we laughed a lot. This experience reinforced a couple of lessons for me. First, laughter is an important learning tool. Because we laughed a lot, everyone was

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Make a joyful noise

Published on May 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized

I am blessed with granddaughters, and one of the most wonderful things in my life is hearing them giggle. It is spontaneous and joyful. It makes me happy. I”m sure that all of my adult friends were, at sometime, happy giggling children. What happened? Somewhere, in the process of becoming “adults,” we lose our joy,

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Vamos a jugar

Published on April 20, 2012 by in Uncategorized

English is a tough language to learn if you don’t learn it as a child. I have just come to realize how difficult it is since I’ve been teaching English as a second language at Vida, here in Topeka. Like, who knew that the past tense of regular verbs varied in pronunciation. Think about it:

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