Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: Peeking At The Underbelly

(The Slice of Life Challenge in March is hosted by Two Writing Teachers as way to encourage teachers-as-writers. You can join in, if you want. There is also a monthly call for Slices on Tuesdays. You can write then, too)

A rainy, dreary Sunday was broken up unexpectedly by a squirrel clinging upside down on the window screen of the living room, sparking a confused ruckus for the dogs and giving us all a closer look at the furry underbelly of a gray squirrel.

Peace (holding on),
Kevin

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: Cacophonic Symphony

(The Slice of Life Challenge in March is hosted by Two Writing Teachers as way to encourage teachers-as-writers. You can join in, if you want. There is also a monthly call for Slices on Tuesdays. You can write then, too)

It was the sound that caught our ears from a distance, the crowded chaotic cacophonic* symphony of peeper frogs singing forth their songs in the early Spring sun.

Peace (listening in),
Kevin

*might not be a real word, but it should be, if it isn’t

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: Building A Nest In What’s Left

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We left the Christmas wreath hanging on the front door up a bit too long, as a sort of silent protest against the Pandemic, so two beautiful cardinals took advantage, burrowing down and building a nest in what’s left of last winter’s celebration.

Peace (in Spring),
Kevin

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: Sipping Rain From Stems

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I always feel guilty as I tug the puppy forward on early morning walks, like the one this very morning, after a rainstorm when all she wants to do is sip every bead of water from every stem of grass and all I want to do is get myself home to start the day.

Peace (and puppies),
Kevin

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: My Kid’s In The Recommendation Engine

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What a thrill it is to glance at my streaming music home screen and see that one of the top recommended songs is a track that my own teenage son produced the music for, from right here at our dining room table (with a pop artist who hails from Scotland).

Rowan Song in Amazon Music

Listen via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/forrestradio/think-about-you-w-rowan-hodgson

Peace (singing it),
Kevin

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: Only A Slight Attempt at Bribery

(The Slice of Life Challenge in March is hosted by Two Writing Teachers as way to encourage teachers-as-writers. You can join in, if you want. There is also a monthly call for Slices on Tuesdays. You can write then, too)

It felt more like a bribe of the digital influencing age, a $40 Amazon gift card stuck inside the box of my $80 purchase with a note that indicated they would activate the card only after I posted a five-star review of the item and only if I refrained from ever mentioning in said review, said note or said gift card, both of which quickly ended up in the trash.

Peace (remaining upright),
Kevin

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: The Woman in the Woods

(The Slice of Life Challenge in March is hosted by Two Writing Teachers as way to encourage teachers-as-writers. You can join in, if you want. There is also a monthly call for Slices on Tuesdays. You can write then, too)

We came upon her on the path unexpectedly, as she was walking towards us with a soft-skinned hand drum in her right hand and a mallet in her left, quietly but rhythmically pulsating out a beat that riffed off the pace of her steady-walking feet.

Peace (in unexpected places),
Kevin

Slice of Life/Day in a Sentence: All Who Wander

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We wandered (the forest), got lost (on new trails) and then found our way back (after a few hours) on what could only be described as a near perfect New England Spring Day.

Peace (no compass needed),
Kevin