Author Archives: dorothyhagan

About dorothyhagan

Teacher and author. Have taught ages Pre-K to 60, ESL and GED, public and private schools. Published The Edge of the Grace Period in 2000. The Offshore Triumphs of Karla Jean was published in 2012.

Bringing Home an Empty Cage

Bringing Home an Empty Cage Bringing home an empty cage Another cat gone from old age Charlotte gone to be with brothers Eli, Rusty and the others. Pets are parts of hearts and places Who, with our families, make up … Continue reading

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A Post Poe Pondering

A Post Poe Pondering…   What, oh What, shall this Year bring? A nominal nothing or a Mighty Thing?   So what is real and what is crap? Lying wasted, I’ve had my nap. Need to wander, ponder, saunter Get … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia Two: What’d You Go and Do

You know… Thoughtful writing is not that hard Fans didn’t deserve this harsh canard Parker, Craymer, Streep why did you All have to take her without thinking it through You excised an icon, a heart, a star Why no door … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia: There It Went

Not quite forty-eight hours and I am still recovering from the betrayal and sucker punch delivered by Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Spoiler Alert: If you don’t want to know the plot, quit reading now. Before I begin what … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Back to School

Teacher’s Back to School Back to school now, season’s done What has happened to all that fun? Of greeting friends and smiling faces Who came to join us from far off places. Waistline worse from all the yummies That found … Continue reading

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Amtrak Ride Leg 3: Food and Beverages

Amtrak train travel, especially compared to airline travel, gives you a great deal of freedoms. You can bring most anything legal onboard. This includes food and beverages, pillows and blankets. The above bags were filled with goodies of all sorts! … Continue reading

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Amtrak Train Ride Leg Two: The Staff

So…where was I? Oh, yes. First night on the train. It was a long one. The Sunset Limited arrives in San Antonio in the wee hours. As bad luck would have it, this particular night was lengthened by some engine … Continue reading

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