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The Waiting Place (January 4)


Have you ever read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss? It is often given to high school grads, which makes perfect sense. When I first started teaching, I used to read it in June to Kindergarteners and to 5th or 6th graders, whichever my oldest grade level was. I wanted to pass off some of the book’s wisdom to…

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Writing Experiment: January 3


Today, I had a remarkable thought during a very unremarkable experience. Actually, it happens every time I have this experience. I went to Target this morning, had a few things on a list to buy. Of course, I bought more than what was on my list, but at least nothing was superfluous. Well, other than the pink Boston Terrier figure…

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Writing Experiment: January 2


Listen, I’ve made it to Day 2. That’s a miracle! Many of us are going back into our usual routine today. Even if you worked last week, today has a totally different feel than the day after Christmas. Are you welcoming it? Or not? I love the unstructured vacation time, but I do cherish the routine, too. You can’t go…

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Writing Experiment: January 1


Why, hello new year! 2018. It sounds so fake. I think that at every new year. And then by the second week of January, I’m pretty well used to it. I was supposed to wake up early and write, but I am coming from you at 10:40am. I slept in to 10:00!!! Well, there were quite a few interruptions around…

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My Take on New Year’s Resolutions


Happy New Year!!!! 2017 was a doozy for many, and I keep seeing that people are happy to put it behind them and are filled with hope for 2018. Well, 2017 was an amazing year for me. It was filled with ups and down, but one thing for sure came to me in the latter half of the year: I…

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I tried Arbonne, and here’s what I thought


Hi Shorties! Ugh, this one has been a long time coming. Like, a long time. I had the opportunity to learn about Arbonne’s products, try them out for almost a week, and reconnect with a friend from high school! How awesome is that? The long and the short of it is, I thought the products were really great, some I…

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November Giveaway #1


Hi everyone!!! Let’s have some fun. I have a signed copy of Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford to giveaway!!!! You heard right. Signed. By Rachel. I know. Joey Lawrence whoa! Two ways to enter: visit my FB page @theshortesttallman on FB AND drop me your email address. That’s it! **You must live in the US to enter.** Click here…

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A Short(est) Update


Whew! Where has the time gone?! I blinked, and the first ten weeks of the school year are gone. I still measure my school year in 10-week chunks; if I were still working, I’d be scrambling to complete my report cards. Ahhhh So, what’s the story, morning glory? I guess starting off, this busy-ness sitch. There is no off-season as…

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Hands Free Life e-book club #9


Woohoo! We’ve made it to the end! Actually, it’s kind of sad- this book is so good! 🙂 Have you been following along? I hope you have, and if you haven’t, pick yourself up a cheap paperback copy or grab a copy for your kindle. You’ll be so glad you did. Habit #9 (that would be NUMBER, not HASHTAG, you…

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Reader Survey 2017!


Hi, Shorties! As you know, I <3 blogging. I love going on and on about whatever strikes my fancy 🙂 However, I also blog for YOU, my readers! I want to make sure I’m giving you content that you care about. Otherwise, my blog isn’t nothin’ but a glorified public diary. Would you mind filling out this short survey, so…

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