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.

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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Amtrak Cross-Country Train Ride Gets Grade A

I dislike the term “bucket list” because I don’t plan to kick one anytime soon. But I am a fan of keeping a “goals list” because I do believe we can speak things into being. So…one of my long time … Continue reading

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Five Days and Counting

In a short five days I will be embarking on a three day, three night trip on Amtrak. I plan to blog and share pictures of the experience. I will be leaving Houston at 6:55 pm Wednesday and arriving Los … Continue reading

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My Village People: A Tribute to the Cullimores

In family parlance, there are those who say it takes a village to raise a child. I wholeheartedly concur. Through the wonders of social media, I have recently been in contact with a family who, through their shear benevolence, helped … Continue reading

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Mrs. Hagan’s Allegory

So as I am teaching my lively 7th graders about allegories today, this idea arrived. Mrs.HagansAllegory

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Poems for Because

Poems for sorrow Poems for joy Poems that somehow must employ Words that matter Rhymes that zip Cadences that roll off lips. Poems for laughter Poems for mirth Poems that make you question worth Of putting words In certain form … Continue reading

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