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About beckysearls

Married (DINK); High School Spanish Teacher; Lover of new technology (especially apple products!), Learner (of the life-long variety), Voracious Reader, Aspiring Writer, Tweeter, and now (or rather, a returning) Blogger!

Slow Down

Today I learned an easy lesson in an unfortunate way. Slow down! Life can be a blur of activity at times. Sometimes this is stressful but often I tell myself I like the cozy feel of a full schedule. Almost … Continue reading

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Listening in a Chaotic World

Hey there everybody… As some of you may know, I’m currently on a sabbatical from my job as a middle school Spanish teacher. It’s a pretty dream situation: I wanted to tag along and travel with Justin when he was … Continue reading

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I’m still alive! (2016 Edition)

Oh hey, world! I just sorta forgot about this blog / got super busy / whatever other excuse you’d like to insert here! So sorry about the 2? year break there! Life is going well. I’m on a dream sabbatical … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Why we need to slow down our lives

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As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the case, in this meditative excerpt from his new TED…

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Book Overview / Recommendation: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is The Way  by Ryan Holiday I’m not sure how I stumbled across this book, but I am so happy I did! It has been the shove I need to get past some “woe is me, why did … Continue reading

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Summer of Spanish

It was the “Summer of Spanish” this year for us. First trip was to the rain forest of Costa Rica. We’re talking Jurassic-Park sized plants here:           After a break to recover for a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Summer Reflections

I have so many things that I’m thinking and learning right now that are rolling around in my head, and it has suddenly occured to me that my poor little blog has seen very little action of late. I thought it … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. I found it interesting so I thought if share-seems like lots of people found me searching for ideas for how to sub plan effectively. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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First post from my new iPad mini!

My husband is a computer programmer & lover of all things Apple. We are also dinks (double income, no kids). Therefore every time Apple releases a new product we pretty much become first-day adopters. This is how I find myself … Continue reading

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