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Crow’s Feet

The Basic Need to Leave Your Mark

Creating evidence that you were here and that your life mattered

Photo credit: Emily Park on Unsplash

When I retired from the classroom this past spring, one of the things people told me was that “it will take a while” for retirement to sink in. I have found this to be true in a qualified way: for example, until school started this fall, I simply felt like I was on summer vacation. Now that everyone is back in school, this retirement thing…



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Pat Austin Becker

Consumer of life, ELA teacher, Louisiana ambassador, avid reader. Author of Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and her Circle at Melrose Plantation (LSU Press).