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Nawlins
10-01-2011, 10:21 PM
Hi, I'm Nawlins, another newb introducing herself as suggested but Lawd, I hate introducing myself... Here goes.

In my former life, I am a veteran teacher (22 years) of reading/English/lit to students in an inner-city school and a certified learning therapist specializing in reading disabilities and ADD. I left teaching when I had an accident which impaired my mobility; things happen fast in a classroom and a teacher who can't cross the room in a hurry is at a severe disadvantage (and so are her students).

Over the years, I have had two non-fiction books (spirituality and psychism) accepted for pub by a brick-and-mortar publishing house and more articles and self-pub'd ebooks than I can count.

I do love fiction, though, and am sorely tempted to try my hand at it.

In other areas, I love animals, cooking, really old movies, nature, angels, and music. I tend to be easy going (facing a class of kids, some of whom are armed, makes calmness an asset, lol) and somewhat open-minded and pacifist in most circumstances.

I believe that:
-humor makes everything better
-there is always more to celebrate than to curse
-making yummy noises burns off the calories in cheesecake
-the last cookie is always mine

ETA: I think this would have been easier and less wordy had I read some other intros first, but c'est la vie.

Mystery1
10-01-2011, 10:24 PM
Hi Nawlins. Welcome.

:)

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10-01-2011, 10:50 PM
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CACTUSWENDY
10-01-2011, 11:37 PM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
How do you like your popcorn?

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drew b
10-02-2011, 12:12 AM
Hi Nawlins.

Irene Rose
10-02-2011, 12:19 AM
You have my admiration Nawlins, I probably couldn't survive teaching for a single year much less 22! I totally agree with the cheescake comment, (in my opinion no bettter dessert in the world). Anyway, welcome to AW!

alleycat
10-02-2011, 12:34 AM
Welcome.

xXVampyrePrincessXx
10-02-2011, 02:58 AM
Welcome :)

~Amber~

rmkrisby
10-02-2011, 03:01 AM
Welcome! :)

MariaL
10-02-2011, 03:11 AM
Welcome!

jamiehall
10-02-2011, 03:43 AM
:welcome: :TheWave: :welcome:
:hooray: :partyguy: :PartySmil :banana: :banana: :Jump: :banana: :wag:

armydillo978
10-02-2011, 04:21 AM
Old movies eh? To me that means black and white. :) Lot's of good clean humor from back in the day. Welcome to AW.

As for trying your hand at fiction. Why not? Even the best of writers tried it at one time and ending up being the best of writers. ;)

Nawlins
10-02-2011, 06:06 AM
Hi, all! Thanks for the warm welcome!

>Cactus Wendy - popcorn with butter, please!

>Irene Rose - Oh, I loved teaching my crew. They were tough - we had to watch for everything from fighting to pimping on the school grounds - but I firmly believe that education is the fastest route from the projects. Brag: my last year teaching, my remedial readers outscored the GT class in vocabulary on the state test, heh heh. Boy, that was one angry GT teacher. That was the only time my kids managed that, but you should have seen those kids preen when I told them! :D And cheesecake rules. Also brownies. And red velvet cake. And peanut butter fudge. Hmm. Caramel popcorn comes to mind, homemade of course. Sheesh, and me on a (nother) diet. Argh.

>Armydillo - yes, indeed b&w! I just caught After the Thin Man on some channel or other...I see b/w when channel flipping and I'm hooked!

*waving*

thehairymob
10-02-2011, 08:34 PM
:hi::hooray:

CC.Allen
10-02-2011, 09:39 PM
Howdy, Nawlins.
Welcome!

andreea
10-02-2011, 09:55 PM
:welcome:

Webman33569
10-02-2011, 10:00 PM
:welcome:

Irene Rose
10-03-2011, 05:08 AM
Hi, all! Thanks for the warm welcome!
>Irene Rose - Oh, I loved teaching my crew. They were tough - we had to watch for everything from fighting to pimping on the school grounds - but I firmly believe that education is the fastest route from the projects. Brag: my last year teaching, my remedial readers outscored the GT class in vocabulary on the state test, heh heh. Boy, that was one angry GT teacher. That was the only time my kids managed that, but you should have seen those kids preen when I told them! :D And cheesecake rules. Also brownies. And red velvet cake. And peanut butter fudge. Hmm. Caramel popcorn comes to mind, homemade of course. Sheesh, and me on a (nother) diet. Argh.

*waving*

Hahaha! thats awesome, sounds like my old high school. Of course cheesecake rules, and red velvet and brownies, and fudge, (jeeze can I join you on that diet?)and my madre make the most fabulous carmel popcorn! After eating hers couldn't eat store bought ever agian!

Alwaysinspired
10-03-2011, 05:10 AM
Welcome to AW Nawlins :)

Nawlins
10-15-2011, 05:45 AM
Thanks, y'all. I'm hungry for caramel popcorn now, though...lol.

shawn
10-15-2011, 05:48 AM
Caramel? Sounds good. Anyways, welcome to the AW, Nawlins!

GreenEpic
10-15-2011, 08:35 AM
Welcome to AW!

Nickie
10-15-2011, 11:28 AM
Hi there Nawlins, and welcome. If you consider yourself a veteran in teaching, what must I be? I've over 33 years now and still love the job!

cornie
10-16-2011, 12:34 AM
I believe that:
-humor makes everything better
-there is always more to celebrate than to curse
-making yummy noises burns off the calories in cheesecake
-the last cookie is always mine


Love this! :) I believe all of these things as well.

And welcome!

theresaeileen
10-20-2011, 07:02 AM
Welcome:)