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About davidgrant2016

Retired teacher. 33 1/2 years experience in public schools at middle and high school levels. Trained in English and special education. Taught basic writing skills for 5 years at community college level. Practiced writing all my life in a variety of forms - poetry, short story, essay, novel. Currently living in Florida, absorbing the beauty of this piece of paradise, supporting my wife as she continues her teaching career and making this portion of my life the most awesome it can be.

Magnificence!

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Words Fail Me!

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Sometimes I Feel Like Deck Furniture In An Alaskan Winter

  There is a certain amount of irony in my writing these words; my premise is simply that there are too many words being bandied about these days.  We are being buried beneath a blizzard.  Quite literally we are being … Continue reading

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Un-Role Models

I like to think of myself as a positive person.  I actively avoid negativism whenever I possibly can.  I try to look for the twist of any situation that will allow me to accept it without judgement.  And yet I’ve … Continue reading

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Traditions!

  As a young boy growing up in a reasonably large family, I understood that there were some things that just happened, repeatedly.  It wasn’t until later in life that I learned these repeated events were traditions.  They were just … Continue reading

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Shades of Grey

The Alaskan winter reminds me daily that life is all about shades of grey.  It is a gradient world never reaching absolute white or absolute black.  There are infinite variations capable of melting massive mountains into clouds and hiding all … Continue reading

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Alaska Daylight

  Before my wife and I made a final decision to move to Alaska, we visited for 10 days last Christmas, to check out the lack of sunlight we had heard so much about.  Actually, we came to be with … Continue reading

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