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About hdh

I have been telling stories for over 35 years. As a retired teacher, I hope to expand upon my repertoire and use this blog as a place to do writing. The main purpose is to give me and others that choose to comment, a space in which to play with issues that deal with storytelling, storytelling ideas, storytelling in education, reactions to events, etc. I will also explore some of my own writing, from character analysis to fictional and personal stories. Enjoy!

Dialogue – a talk with me

Writing and Teaching: A talk with myself As I was cleaning up one of my bookshelves at home, I uncovered an old handwritten writer’s notebook I had kept. In 1979, I participated in the Bay Area Writing Project in my school … Continue reading

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First Days

As a teacher, I have a plethora of first days of school. Each one leaves an imprint that sets up the tone for a year of learning. As a reflective practitioner, I kept journals of every year that I taught. … Continue reading

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Whiplash!

As a writing assignment from a writing workshop I am taking, I had to choose from a list of nonsense words, taken from the book, The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle and write something. Here’s what I wrote: Whiplash When my … Continue reading

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Spiral of Time

  Spiral of Time Time goes on. It’s a spiral, ever focusing on an endpoint that you cannot see. The further you get away from the start, the greater the past seems, ever-widening with history and the story of your … Continue reading

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It must be magic.

Oh, how education has changed. In my youthful days of teaching, there were so many things that we were able to do. We had projects that we involved the kids in that enhanced our curriculum. Some of them took a … Continue reading

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Grow Up!

Grow up! My name was Uncle Itch. I believe that it came about from the fact that my nieces and nephews at a very young age preferred to call me that rather than Uncle H. The name stuck with me … Continue reading

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A to Z Blog Challenge Reflection 2017

       A to Z Blog Challenge – Reflection (What if…?) This is my second year doing the A to Z Blog Challenge. I will admit that this year was harder than last year. Last year’s theme I chose was Life’s … Continue reading

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Z – Zoom, Zoom

What if we could Zoom-in to things with just our eyes? There are times when I’m trying to take a picture of some wildlife that I don’t get the shot because the animal moves away before I can get set-up, … Continue reading

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Y – To be young again!

What if we could stay young? If you go to St. Augustine, Florida you can visit Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth (https://goo.gl/pzgaZ6). The story behind Ponce de Leon’s search for the fountain of youth has never been proven. But … Continue reading

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X – Need an X-ray? Hold that thought.

What if X-rays could also show our emotions and thoughts? We break a bone, bump our head, or have back trouble, and the doctor orders an x-ray. In some cases when answers can’t be found an MRI is also ordered. … Continue reading

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