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Longing for Open Spaces

By Cleo Lampos A breeze tinged with spring crispness and the scent of overturned dirt drifted into the room. Ron and I both inhaled the fragrance. After a winter of tutoring this 9-year-old through math problems and reading passages, we both exhaled the frustrations he encountered with Tourette’s syndrome: facial tics, hand jerks, and eye […]

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Unlocking the Power of Story

By Cleo Lampos I lived in the rural areas of Iowa and Wisconsin, where I attended one-room school houses. The sparse collection of books on the tiny wooden shelf included a series with orange covers called Childhoods of Famous People. I read every volume from cover to cover. I faced the dangers of the underground […]