I am a recently retired teacher and finally trying to write. Good of you to visit and please leave a comment if you wish to do so as I appreciate all feedback! If you are wondering what the heck Wizzy is all about that makes two of us. Wizzy is an owl who suddenly finds herself outside her comfort zone in an allegorical sense. ( Read older posts to find the origins of Wizzy, goodness knows where she will turn up next.)
Storytelling is my thing. Whether it is just in a conversation or a prepared piece I find it is a way to be a little more of who I really am. I seem quiet and rather mild in person and my storytelling through writing, oral stories and improvisations reflect these traits as well as my more unique vulnerabilities. Oddly enough, I can appreciate that. Storytelling is what I do for peace of mind and my version of art.


41 responses to “About

  1. Hey hey! Noticed you recently liked one of my older articles (the stone soup cookbook) and thought I’d say hi. 🙂 Also letting you know that the site has now moved over to: http://www.ieyefood.com/wordpress/blog =)

  2. Thanks…best wishes for your new student cookbook too, I’ll continue to check in on your work. My son would often call home to find out how to make different homemade soups when he was in college and enjoyed having a crockpot and a rice cooker to work with as he learned how to cook. I bought him rookie cookbooks and wrote out his favourites from home. Learning how to cook takes good organization skills and a desire to clean up afterwards…that is a challenge for most student cooks.

  3. Hi Retired School Teacher, Thanks for visiting my site. I’m also in the education field. I was an elementary school principal and now I supervise student teachers at Cal State University. Educater, the best profession in the world.

  4. Hi Retired School Teacher, Thanks for visiting my site. I’m also in the education field. I was an elementary school principal and now I supervise student teachers at Cal State University. Educator, the best profession in the world.

  5. Hello Nancy! Working with student teachers was rewarding for me as well. I had the opportunity to mentor a couple of my previous Kindergarten students when they were in teacher training…that was fun to see them go through the full circle of learning and then teaching.

  6. I laughed when you commented on spelling! I saw my error and then caught yours. Initially I thought you were being a funny American taking exception of my spelling of “favourite” as that is the Canadian way…then I saw my spelling of “Psyche”….oh dear…..I’m not much of a typist….
    Thankyou for reading my blog as I am in practise (practice?) mode before attempting more serious writing. I’m trying to find my style.

  7. pixilated2

    Another retired teacher here. Stumbled in from two blogs back and loved the reading. Don’t know you well enough to tell if what I am reading is pure fabrication or if some of it is really about you… But I am nonetheless enjoying it all !

    • Hello Another RetiredTteacher! Most of what I blog about is real stuff but from time to time I try out my own improvised writing exercises. I’m a storyteller at heart. Thanks so much for your interest and I’ll find your blog as well. It’s fun for me to get responses to my writing! Liz

  8. Retired nurse thanking you for you comments on my blog tablemanna.blogspot.com. The Lemon Cake recipe is a good one, so you won’t be disappointed. I read your sad story about old Silver and left a comment. We all have emotional hot spots in our lives and you captured it well.

  9. TBLN

    Hi, A. Liz! I hadn’t left a comment on here, so thought I should!
    Your blog rocks! I see you updated your “about me” section! I think I am going to re-read your whole blog soon, just for fun! 🙂

  10. TBLN

    I have no idea how to blogroll…I guess if I had a blog I would, but I don’t! Something to do with your subscribers/readers I guess? Or is it like a jelly roll? Or rolling around randomly? Or blogging while you are rolling around randomly? Haha…umm….
    I get your blog updates to my email, which is why I knew you had replied to my reply! I thought you would be sleeping at this absurd hour!
    I do like wacky writing actually; it is the best kind there is. 🙂

    • A couple of bloggers have come forward to help me with the blogroll which is a list of blog sites that I like and therefore display so that my readers can see what sites I’m enjoying etc…I did go to bed for about 4 hours and now I’m up to walk the dog, drink coffee and check my email replies. Jellyroll i can do, as i aced home economics in school thanks to Grandma.

  11. pixilated2

    I can help you blogroll. ~ Lynda

    • Hi! Thankyou! No idea here on anything computer wise or blog finesse. If you could list the steps as if you are speaking to a very young child I might get it! ( A very young child would probably catch on faster….) I would like to blog role by category but if that is difficult i will just list them as I go. Thanks, Liz

      • pixilated2

        Will do! Look for it tomorrow. Will research categories, so far I only see they list in alpha order… L

      • List from A to Z is just fine too…thanks so much. Liz

      • pixilated2

        Liz, I didn’t find an email for you, so here goes…

        NOTE: I don’t know which operating system you are driving. If it is Windows 7 you have TAB BROWSING, and can open new tabs at the top to help you jump from page to page. If not, then right mouse click on the links and choose ‘open link in a new window.’

        1. Go to your website and click on your title (AEOF) in the dark gray bar at the top.
        2. In the drop down menu click on ‘Dashboard’
        3. A new page will open, on the new page look at the menu on the left for the category ‘Links’ and click ‘add new.’ On this page you will enter the following information: Name of blog, web address and a brief description.
        **Here’s how I do it**
        4. Once I have gotten to the ‘ADD NEW LINK’ page, I type in the name of the blog, in the space provided, and then open a new tab (or window) and get to the main page of the blog I want in my list. Highlight and copy the address from the address bar.
        5. Go back to the ‘add new link’ tab/window and place it into the ‘web address’ box.
        6. Now in the third box provided you can add a brief description of this blog which will pop up when visitors hover their mouse over the link in your blog roll. This is OPTIONAL, but a nice touch!
        7. MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Look at the bottom of the screen for the heading called ‘CATEGORIES’ put a check mark in the teeny tiny box next to ‘blog roll.’ If you don’t you will not see evidence of all your hard work on your entry. 😉 (Want to check to see if it worked? Look in the sidebar on left, and in category ‘Links,’ click on ‘All Links.’ You will see a list of your newly added link there. All will appear there as you add them to your blog roll and you can edit them from this window as well!)
        8. NOW LOOK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE AND CLICK THE TAB THAT SAYS “ADD LINK.” (I almost forgot to tell you this, though I am sure by this point you would have noticed it. LOL!)
        9. REPEAT as above for all new entries.

        Hope this helps! If not, feel free to email me and ask questions
        (farmlet (at) att (dot) net)
        ~ L
        P.S. Still don’t understand ‘categories’ and I’m too chicken to mess with success and try it out… 😉 Sorry.

    • Great instructuons , thanks! i’m so computer challenged it isn’t funny. My printer isn’t working as it is outof ink but I’ve got your points and I’m, literally ready to roll. Ha! Maybe i can do this…but don’t hold your breath! Liz

  12. TBLN

    Glad you are being assisted in this… I will be excited to see your blogroll when it’s started. I wish I could make a jellyroll, they are yum-yum.

  13. i’m glad that all is now clear to you liz…do you think “satyr” was a brilliant piece os “satire”, or just a dumb misspellin? i’m still not sure. anyway, keep writing and thanks for the witty comment. continue…

    • Well, Cur as a mythical satyr is just priceless. I was flirting ..(yes, that’s the extent of my flirting), with the Dracula image previously but your style is quite open to interpretation. Reading the Zwieg book, story at a time with intervals between to reflect. I liked the story” Amok” with it’s dark passion and sense of duty. Reading Anne Tyler to relax. My drama/writing coach sees some helpful style points in her writing that work with my style.In one piece I wrote for the literary competion, she saw some connnections to Portia’s speech to Brutus ….so we worked on that for awhile ( power of words). I’m currently working on some creative non-fiction for another contest. I continue to keep a prim eye on your writing…..hug, Liz

      • “a prim eye” what a wonderful, and fraught, phrase. Liz, since i haven’t heard from you for a while ’til today re the “like” of theTrump debate piece, and also – since you haven’t posted anything lately – i was a wee bit worried after you. i do hope you are okay. and a hug back at you girl. continue…

  14. Hope you are out having fun… but come back soon we miss you!

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  17. The Gumption Project

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  25. You’re a retired teacher, too! Like minds, eh? Enjoy all the new things this freedom has to offer.

  26. Eugenia Walsh

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