Author Archives: alwaysorange

About alwaysorange

Writer, teacher, wife and mother. Lover of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Also, dark roast coffee, home-cooked meals, good books, spending time with my family, and planning for vacations.

Part II: Finding the Angle of Repose in Marriage

In my last post, I ended with a promise of a Part II. This second installment comes a bit later than I wanted, but here it is. If you are just jumping into this post. Stop now. Go back and … Continue reading

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Finding the Angle of Repose in Marriage, Part I

Have you been in a Target or a CVS lately? Have you been in any store lately? If so, you’ve encountered the onslaught of red and pink bags of candy, the Valentines, and other related trinkets greeting you as soon … Continue reading

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My Strange Way of Living: Tales of Boarding School Life

I’ve been teaching English for thirteen years now. Six of those have been teaching seventh grade English at The Stony Brook School, a day and boarding school. Before coming to this place, I knew very little about boarding schools. I … Continue reading

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A New Chapter, 2018

  How is it possible that it will be mid-January next week? Wasn’t Christmas just a few days ago? It’s been a while since I’ve posted to Always Orange. I started a post several times, but never made any progress. … Continue reading

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Late-Fall Shorts

Adjusting to an Empty Nest Anna left for her year abroad on September 3rd. Nothing quite prepares you as a parent for leaving your youngest at the airport, knowing she will be across the Atlantic for the next year. As … Continue reading

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Overnight Getaway: Backpacking within an hour of Manhattan

All of my life I have enjoyed the outdoors. Whether it was hiking trails in Sequoia National Park with my parents and brother or walking outside with my children or dog, spending time in creation brought (and continues to bring) … Continue reading

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Some Favorite Family Read-Alouds

Hi friends! Head over to my friend Jessica Snell’s blog to read a piece I wrote about some favorite family read-alouds. I think you’ll enjoy checking out her blog, and hopefully you will find a new title or two to … Continue reading

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