Author Archives: waggingmytale

About waggingmytale

I am an English teacher, writer, animal lover, and aspiring athlete. If you stop by and read or "stumble" upon my blog, please leave a comment and say hello. It's nice to know who visits :-) Namaste!

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

Sometimes I wish we could recall what it feels like to be born, to be immersed in a world that is strange and new and constantly unfamiliar. What is it like for a child to go to sleep, open her … Continue reading

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Radiation Treatment

I guess I should be thankful for so many advancements in science and technology. After all, without the more sensitive and accurate mammogram machines and noisy, clunky MRIs and CTs the doctors might not have discovered the cluster of calcification … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Earworm

Daily Prompt: Earworm. While walking my dog the other day, a poem by William Safford kept floating through my mind. I found this work years ago and his words have haunted me ever since. I feel this is one of … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Ripped Into the Headline

Daily Prompt: Ripped Into the Headline. York’s SPCA Bully Bash This past Saturday York County residents had a rollicking good time at Rudy Park, which held the 4th annual fundraiser for the SPCA called “Bully Bash.” While it had rained … Continue reading

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The Love of Old Dogs

Everyone loves a puppy, of course. Why not? They are small and gangly and infinitely curious. Nothing is like the smell of puppy breath or the feel of tiny, razor-sharp teeth chewing on an offered hand. Puppies are adorable, and … Continue reading

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Friendships That Last

It’s been said a thousand times in a thousand different ways, but truly there are few things in life as rewarding and comfortable as friendships that have withstood the test of time. I am so blessed to have two such … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Boston Tragedy

Here we go again. Another tragedy in America; more senseless killing and brutal behavior that is incomprehensible. Why? I think that’s the question all of us are asking. The exhilaration and excitement of the Boston marathon was interrupted by the … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Prized Possession

Daily Prompt: Prized Possession. I think most kids have something – some kind of toy or article of clothing – that they value more than others. At least for a period of time, there is usually a favorite, an item that … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Judgment Day

Daily Prompt: Judgment Day. This is a difficult request as I have too many favorite books and many of them are quite plain underneath their dust jacket. I distinctly recall my father reading Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland to me as … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Competition

Daily Prompt: Competition. What brings out my competitive streak…um, everything. I am very competitive, and I think some of it is just my personality and the rest was fueled by being the youngest of 4 kids and always vying for … Continue reading

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