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About pamelahobartcarter

Pamela Hobart Carter is a writer and educator. She and Arleen Williams are No Talking Dogs Press. They have written several series of easy readers for adult English Language Learners and other adults learning to read. PHC is the author of Brace Yourself, a survival guide for adults undergoing orthodontia.

Take a Seat

  “She doesn’t know how to relax,” my mother said. My sister had broken her leg, badly, in a rafting accident yet all day she stood. All day, if in conversation with a family member, for example, she practiced her … Continue reading

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I am surprised to find a person important to me opens the door

I traveled softly in warm air, clouds and stars, surveyed our planet from my safe pillow-filled boat, landed my craft on a speckled whitegolden shore, stepped into salty shallows that slapped my ankles, stepped inland as Lyndsay spoke, into the … Continue reading

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tearless cry baby

I’m a happy person. I had a lucky childhood, but I cried almost every day when I was a little kid. I remember thinking at the end of one day in third grade, it had been a good day—I hadn’t cried. I … Continue reading

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emptying the nest

Empty nest and empty nesters. We know what these mean. The first, a house, which had children at one time, now, without children. The second, the parents of said grown and departed children. When I was seven months pregnant with … Continue reading

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