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.

What Did Madeleine L’Engle mean….?

I’m currently reading Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Circle of Quiet” and I’m wondering if anyone knows what she means in the last line of Part 1, entry 19: “I wonder if I will ever learn not to apologize for the obvious?” … Continue reading

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Snippets from ESL Class

When the young mother from Syria learns the word ‘scarf’ becomes ‘scarves’ when made plural, it’s like she’s discovered gold, she’s so delighted. This small thing. It turned colder on Monday. I took the last of the collected scarves, gloves, … Continue reading

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YOU’VE BEEN READING IT as it came out, warts and all. Thank you for that and for the messages you sent. When I went back to the draft, it was too long for my liking. I told Wally, “I don’t have … Continue reading

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