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happy christmas

Pin ItThe Damsel wishes you the happiest of holidays. Amidst the busyness, don’t forget to enjoy the simple joys of the season.

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little things

Pin ItIn the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are some thoughts that are dear to the Damsel’s heart. Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day. Sometimes you have to lose something before you appreciate it. The Damsel noticed that with nose hairs. Eight years ago, while taking chemotherapy, she lost all her hairs, nose and otherwise. Even the […]

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it’s here! plus a giveaway.

Pin ItThe Damsel begs your pardon for the lack of new content on the Old School. She hopes you’ll understand…this past month has been a flurry, and the fulfillment of a life long dream. Her novel, Sudden Darkness, has been published and is now available. It’s actually on the shelf. She still can hardly believe […]

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vinegar to the rescue

Pin ItYou know that tray that sits in your refrigerator’s water dispenser? The minute the Damsel saw one of these on her very first fridge with a water dispenser, she had a Moment. She thought to herself, oh. That’s going to get gross. Fast. The sprog will get themselves ice from the dandy ice shooter, […]

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a farewell

Pin ItThe Damsel has debated all day about whether to post about this. If you are a long-time reader of the Old School, you may recall the Damsel has mentioned the family dog, calling him “The Dog-Shaped Horse” because he’s so big. He’s been the most exasperating, loving, crazy, huge, wonderful pet this family’s ever […]

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a letter from the administration

Pin ItMemo to: Instructor, Old School Re: Absences Dear Damsel, It’s come to our attention that your attendance at the Old School has been spotty of late. The administration is concerned. As our head instructor, we’re sure you realize you need to set a proper example for your students. Continued absences of this magnititude cannot […]

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dinner with the prophet

Pin ItYup. Tonight. The Damsel and her Knight are going to eat dinner with the Prophet. Just the two of them, plus 1000 of their closest friends. **snicker** Have a great evening! Enjoy the season.

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a note from the faculty–repost

Pin ItThe Damsel posted this last Thanksgiving, and this year she’d like to just say it again, especially for the many new students who’ve enrolled in the Old School since last year. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday. This isn’t a typical Old School post, because there’s nothing here about doing things the old […]

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calling retreat

Pin ItRe: the lack of Old School lately. . .The Damsel is off on a writing retreat. Yes, that is as lovely as it sounds! must. finish. stupid. book. She’ll be back at the chalkboard next week.

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Pin ItWant to watch for the Knight in Shining Armor during Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcasts? First, you’ll need to know what he looks like. Aww! Look! A strong, brave, and handsome knight indeed. Here he sits waiting for one of their many performances to begin. It will probably also help to know that he is […]

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