By Elizabeth Prata Murray has passed away. He had a contagious feline enteric virus. They can live a long time with it, like a human can live with HIV, but then if it trips over into AIDS version it is fatal. In cats, it may never come to be fatal, but if and when FEcV … Continue reading Daily Murray: The Last One
By Elizabeth Prata Maps are cool. They're colorful. They widen your perspective. I have a map posted on the wall behind my desk in the room I use at school. If I'm in there with students and they finish their work they always want to look at the map. When a retiring teacher put out … Continue reading Things I like: Maps
By Elizabeth Prata When I was a kid in the 1960s, my and my extended Rhode Island family used to take a house in Cape Cod for varying lengths of time. Sometimes a month, sometimes the whole summer... The moms and the aunts would stay through the week with us kids and the dads would … Continue reading Salt Water Taffy!
By Elizabeth Prata I love my kitty. Murray. A rescue from the yard, feral and taking years to calm down enough to relax in my arms. Now he sleeps on my legs at night, snuggles with me in the daytime naps. He follows me to the kitchen in the morning and watches as I … Continue reading Daily Murray: The Many Moods of Murray
By Elizabeth Prata I finished reading the book The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell. It was pretty OK, picking up the pace from all the weighed down historical rabbit trails when the ship hit the iceberg. The author depicted the sinking very … Continue reading What happened as the Carpathia docked with all the Titanic Survivors?
By Elizabeth Prata It was a nice start to my Sunday, cool, peaceful, and cat snuggly. I love that Murray stays around me. He goes where I am. He isn't an aloof kind of cat like Bert was, though Bert would snuggle if I went to him. Murray also gives my ear a nuzzle before … Continue reading Happy Sunday
By Elizabeth Prata School is about to start again. If the date isn't changed. I haven't been in school since March 13. I never said goodbye to the students I serve in my teacher's classroom. I have only seen one ex-student while on my daily travels. It was a loss. When school begins everything will … Continue reading The New School Year Approaches
By Elizabeth Prata Summer here in Georgia is waning. I know, up north it is high summer, but here in the south where schools start earlier, I have 10 days to go until the 2020-2021 school year begins for staff. The kids start back on August 14, but we begin on August 3rd, to prepare … Continue reading Lockdown-Summer review
By Elizabeth Prata Here is a new series. "Things I like". Just a photo and quick caption or short explanation of things that are pleasurable to me, and maybe you too. Look for the positive! Most awesome pen ever. It has all the things, heft weight, smoothness, balance, beauty.
By Elizabeth Prata Here is a new series. Things I like. Just a photo and quick caption or short explanation of things that are pleasurable to me, and maybe you too. Look for the positive! Summer rain An extremely heavy rainstorm pummeled us last night at dusk. But only for five minutes! Blink and ya … Continue reading Things I like #1 – Summer rain