Author Archives: gleefulee AKA Teresa Lee

About gleefulee AKA Teresa 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 passionate, 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. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still very much a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content contributor for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist for our 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.

Celebrating 4/18

As you read this, I hope spring has arrived, that we have been enjoying the dogwoods in the forests and along the roadways without wearing hoodies as we hike or using heaters as we drive. We have been long overdue … Continue reading

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In an Instant

It’s the INSTANT Information Age. Technology is the automatic guest at any gathering, be it an intimate chat or a rowdy belly-up-to-the -bar discussion. That guest cheats us of the chance to speculate or ponder with knowledge and experiences as … Continue reading

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Retiring Well

I The idea of living without the bells that tightly structured my life for so many years filled a daydream or two. How free I would surely feel, going and doing, or not going and doing, following my heart’s longings … Continue reading

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Evolution of Music for Me

When I was plopped down in Ripley County, Missouri, in the middle of nowhere as a not-quite-16 year old, I vowed I would never be a country convert in ANY way, but particularly not in my music choices. Remaining a … Continue reading

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Females and Baseball

It was the proverbial perfect storm. Rare unpredictable factors aligned to create the situation. I was smack dab in the middle. Here is a recounting of events that transpired. *As Major League Baseball teams revved up for spring training, I … Continue reading

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Une fleur jaune

A solitary crocus bloomed in my yard in February. Its symmetry and vibrancy startled me. This camera angle baffles the senses momentarily. La fleur jaune is real and atop a tiny stem!

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Scrapping with Screens

Who am I kidding? The plan – cancelling my tv service for improved mental and physical health – has failed miserably. Even as few as ten years ago the implementation of that decision would have been obvious much sooner. Not … Continue reading

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