Author Archives: Teresa Pearson Lee

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.

Spunky Old Broads

It’s February so you can call me an SOB. Had I known a special day was allocated for SOB’s – the first day of February – I would have been more prepared and kicked off SOB month in grand SOB … Continue reading

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Family Trees

Trees intrigue me. To see and ponder seasonal changes, I drive around to check on favorites and find new ones.  When one disappears, it’s sad. I wonder what was wrong.  Did weather create conditions that overpowered it? Did it acquire … Continue reading

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From DIY’er to DIN’er

I’ve noticed atroublesome pattern in the memories that pop up daily on my Facebook timeline. Anyone reading over my shoulder might deduce traits of my personality that contradict reality. My frequent viewing of these posts has led to a nose-dive … Continue reading

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The January Effect

Are you noticing the January effect as I am? No, I am not scurrying to invest more in the stock market – the usual meaning of that term. I’m referring to the effect January has on moods and outlooks, at … Continue reading

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Leaning on Tradition

My brain is bamboozled. The end of 2020 looms, and aren’t we ready for that! The holidays are upon us, and even the scroogiest among us finds SOMETHING to smile about, even if only in reminiscing. So why, oh why, … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Changes

It’s probably a circumstance that a practitioner of Freudian psychology would quickly identify as a trait of a super-healthy ego, but I would argue – a trait of my hard-headedness – that ANYONE’s ears would perk up hearing their name. … Continue reading

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Seeing in 2021

Remember the hoopla associated with roaring into 2020? In my mind the anticipation was dimmed slightly by a calendar conundrum: Were we ending or beginning a decade? The tendency to slightly overthink the trivial as well as the profound didn’t … Continue reading

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“My Way or the Highway” Attitudes

It’s not an archaic idiom; it’s first recorded use was in the 1970’s. My way or the highway doesn’t usually evoke a positive reaction because it is not usually spouted in a positive way.  Early in my existence I was … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day 2021

What if one tiny little prerequisite was added to the list of qualifications for being a presidential candidate – one that would be anti-discriminatory regarding race, ethnicity, gender? What if a wanna-be leader had to have coaching experience in any … Continue reading

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If’s, And’s or But’s

It’s not an archaic idiom; it’s first recorded use was in the 1970’s. My way or the highway doesn’t usually evoke a positive reaction because it is not usually spouted in a positive way.  Early in my existence I was … Continue reading

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