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When She was Little.

When she was little, she would never wear jeans. When she was little, she let me curl her hair. When she was little, being on stage terrified her.                         … Continue reading

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Our Blueberry Boy is 11!

There is a song/speech that is pretty important in our family. It’s called “Wear Sunscreen.” It was a graduation speech in the 90s and has been the soundtrack of many Sunday mornings at our house to the annoyance of some, … Continue reading

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Isla Rose is 2.

But many people think she is already three even though she is awfully short. She speaks clearly and in complete sentences and has to hold her own among three other kids so I figure that is why she appears wise … Continue reading

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Broke in Boston-Day 3

I’ve been trying to put my finger on why this day was my favorite of the trip, because I missed our Chicago friend already and I went through something pretty momentous, but I think it has a lot to do … Continue reading

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Broke in Boston-Day 2

  Since our Chicago friend had been to Boston before, and also had to leave two days earlier than we did, Thursday became our trip to Salem. It’s not far and if you are a literary or history buff, worth … Continue reading

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My Head is Full of Poems that Barely Make it to the Page.

Student This is how you use an apostrophe; this is how you use a semi colon; this is how you use a dash; this is how you analyze lyrics; this is how you analyze a poem; this is how you … Continue reading

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Poetry Inspired by a Trip to D.C.

 Poems by C. Mattern What Have I Become? Today I spent one fifty on a few drinks and ignored homeless.   That Time I Crashed a Family Reunion So I’m crying at Obama’s Inauguration speech, encased in a glassed wall, when … Continue reading

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DC on a Dime

This past weekend I spent my birthday in Washington, D.C. with friends. Originally we went for a teacher’s march, but the date was changed, so we still decided to go for a weekend getaway. I have been there twice, but … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Each year I put together a list of books that I think friends and family will enjoy. This summer’s list is quite diverse, but all have special meaning behind the recommendation. To begin we will go with YA book recently … Continue reading

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To the Girl Who Made Me An Aunt

Dear Mathia, I met you when you had just turned 5. It was winter and we all met at Grandma and Grandpa Mattern’s house. You were full of joy and curiosity. You sat on my lap immediately and helped calm … Continue reading

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