Tag Archives: Writing

A fire in Vermont

by cheri sabraw The propane delivery truck bellowed down our driveway last month, its brakes barking like a sea lion. I peeked through the wooden shutters in my closet window. A familiar scene, one that I have watched every couple … Continue reading

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The Audience?

by cheri sabraw Should my blog be instructional? Entertaining? Philosophic? Revealing? Biographical? Over the past seven years, I have tried to do it all. Surely, some of my loyal readers want to learn, others want to laugh, some want to … Continue reading

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Why most English teachers can’t write

  by cheri block Mr. McCarthy handed out textbooks on the first day of school, way back in 1967. They were small composition books and for me would be both the source of wild written ecstasy and tightly controlled word … Continue reading

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Bluey, Bluey (48 years later)

by cheri block You will forgive me today, won’t you? Instead of telling stories about literature, education, human foibles and courage, I am throwing confetti (from my shredder) above my head and letting it sprinkle to the floor in a … Continue reading

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