Author Archives: Terry Connelly

About Terry Connelly

Terry Connelly is a retired high school English teacher. She earned her BA and Single Subject Teaching credential from California State University of the East Bay, in Hayward, California. She taught for 18 years at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. She was gifted to work with both College Prep students and those with learning disabilities.

Taking Care of Me

I really like going to the gym. Even at my heaviest, I went to the gym five times a week, at a minimum. Sometimes I went every day. Sometimes I skipped a Sunday, especially when I had to clean bird … Continue reading

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Lonely Heart

When you are by my side My heart glows with happiness. You and I are one, Have been for many years, But more so recently. And so when we are apart, I am not whole. Half of me is missing, … Continue reading

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Conference Behaviors

As I am getting ready to attend my favorite writer’s conference, I need to remind myself of how to get the most from the experience. You’d think by now that I’d have it down pat, but because I am essentially … Continue reading

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My Place in History

Today I visited a historical museum with my family. It was an interesting experience. in almost every room I found something from my past. For example, in the school room was a reader that I had used and desks with … Continue reading

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Room for All

People of the Sun welcome the strengthening rays with outstretched arms, reaching, bringing in welcome warmth. New days, new adventures await. Embracing oneness with the center of the known universe.   People of the Moon greet the enveloping night with … Continue reading

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Fall from Grace

I don’t know why my first skiing trip came to mind in the middle of July, but it did. It’s not like it snows here, which it doesn’t, and unfortunately we’re in the middle of a heat wave, so it’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Beautiful Day

Another day awakens Promising calm winds Sunny skies A touch of clouds That guide me through The hectic times of my life   I stretch, drawing in Energy to replenish My weary soul To revitalize desires And strengthen interests A … Continue reading

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