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Go Tell Mom

Allison Carmichael

Go Tell Mom I will change the names in this article to protect the innocent…or just the reputations of three of my favorite men. My oldest brother, whom we’ll call Jamie for his safety, was a trophy winning wrestler in high school. Often, us siblings and even our own mother were practice dummies for him to hone his wrestling skills at home. We’d be minding our own business, making lunch in the kitchen standing along the counter and suddenly you’d find yourself in a headlock left kicking and yanking attempting to defend yourself from the hold. I can’t recall my...

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Poof, You're a Sandwich

Allison Carmichael

Poof, You're a Sandwich

Poof, You’re A Sandwich I was very lucky to have a mom who chose to stay home to care for me as I grew up. My mom taught school up until her first child was born. Then she and dad chose to have mom stay home to raise us kids. She didn’t go back to the classroom until her youngest child was in full day kindergarten. This meant, that until middle school, my mom was always there for me. Our elementary school, being only a skip and a hop away from our home, allowed us kids in walking distance to sign...

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Just Around the Next Bend

Allison Carmichael

Just Around the Next Bend

Just Around the Next Bend Nick and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in the summer of 2017. We skipped the Costco Hawaii trip for a venture around Arizona in our 1975 Winnebago trailer that we bought for cash from a guy who replied when asked how sentimental the trailer was to him, “I have no connection. I got this trailer from a guy who owed me money.” Upon purchasing, the trailer seemed in decent shape, but Nick and I tore it apart anyway and started from the guts to renovate making it clean and cute and operational. June 15th, we set...

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Stick to Softball

Allison Carmichael

Gats, Stick to Softball I am very fortunate to be a school principal and thankful for my successes along the way to place me in my current professional position. I am also thankful for my failures. And, man, have I failed?! In high school I played basketball, or should I say I was on the basketball team. I mostly sat by the water cooler cheering than playing exactly. I remember one practice hustling back to the court from a trip to the drinking fountain. I was alone on the court as the coaches planned the next drill seated on the bench....

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Do it Again

Allison Carmichael

Do It Again In college I learned what it was to struggle physically during grueling workouts with the team’s trainer. I have played on an organized softball team since I was five, and all counted that was 16 years of my life devoted to the sport. So in college, I spent hours either on the field, or in the gym preparing. Our athletic field-house was inside the main arena housing the competition basketball courts at the time I attended and played for Western Michigan University. The equipment room ran along the edge of the building and was where our softball...

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