Author Archives: Marilyn

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.

A Friend’s Aspiration

An old friend several states away, a school teacher with a full classroom, posts on FB: Some day I would like to teach just a few people many and beautiful things that would help them when they one day teach … Continue reading

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When the Timing Seems All Wrong

I’m tempted to take John Blase to task for suggesting he’s lost his timing so late in his career, but he’s such a gentle soul. You should be following him, friends. Either his blog or on FB. In fact, if … Continue reading

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The Word “Purple” is a Problem

THE WORD ‘purple’ turns out to be a problem. For two years, I’ve watched as students from just about every language group struggle to pronounce it. I have the same problem with the name of the actor Daniel Oyelowo.* We … Continue reading

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