Just the Sub

I chose to be a substitute teacher. When I graduated with a Masters in Teaching my children were still young enough to enjoy their mother’s company at school activities. Subbing gave me the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom, chaperone field trips, and attend assemblies. Besides, I told myself, there will be plenty of time…

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Sunset Surprise

When most people think of the Bonneville Salt Flats they think of land speed records and vast expanses of salt that must be crossed to get to more interesting areas. At least that is what my daughter and I thought until our car overheated. Waiting for a car to cool is boring in any situation,…

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Canadian Catastophe

My husband and I were looking forward to celebrating his 50th birthday on a beloved 70 mile canoe trip in Canada’s Bowron Lakes Provincial Park. We decided to take our then 19 year old son, 16 year old daughter, and our daughter’s friend as a last “family” vacation. We packed for weeks. Mountains of food…

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