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Poison Ivy

It’s all sunshine and good times until you discover you’ve brushed up against a patch of poison ivy. This Typewriter poem commemorates those times when you take a bit of nature home with you – the kind you definitely don’t want.

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Springtime & Shaving

The days are getting warmer and the attire is getting shorter. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: March 6, 2019

The senate approves pay raises for Texas teachers. The House has a bill of its own. What does it add up to for school reform in a larger sense? We’ll try to reconcile the differences between two approaches for fixing Texas public schools. Also, here’s a sentence some thought they’d never hear: the push to…

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Pollen!

It’s that time of year when just breathing can be challenging in Texas. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Distracting Springtime Roads

In Texas, it’s that time of year when everything is blooming and it’s pretty hard to drive right by without stopping. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Windmills: A Memory of Spring

When I was fifteen, weighed down by concerns about high school – algebra tests, term papers, girls – there was no better spot in the world to silence the mind than on top of a 35 foot windmill at my uncle’s farm. In the spring, it was heaven up there on that platform. To the…

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How Long Until Spring?

It’s mid-January, it’s cold, and it’s the time of year when we begin to ask the question: how long until spring? That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Spring

Wildflowers are dotting the highways, fireflies are flitting about during dusk and it’s still cool enough to sit outside most days. The telling signs of the spring season — and the anticipation of summer — inspired this week’s poem.

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Hail in Texas

Spring weather in Texas can mean damaging hail. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo on the Texas Standard.

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Waiting for Spring

There comes a time of the year when spring just can’t come fast enough. That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo.

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Monarchs

One of the prettiest moments of the year in Texas? The Monarch migration. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Wildflowers

It’s hard to tell when spring comes and goes here in Texas, but one surefire way to tell? The wildflowers. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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Bugs

Texas is seeing a lot of insects right now. Thanks to recent rain, mosquitoes are especially prevelant. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie’s inspiration this week.

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Wildflower Season in Texas

Along Texas highways, wildflowers are popping up – giving commuters something interesting to look at when they’re stuck in traffic. That was Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy’s inspiration this week.

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It’s Spring!

Spring has sprung in Texas. The weather is mild, the wildflowers are blooming…. and the scorching hot weather of the summer is just around the corner. Jodi Egerton with Typewriter Rodeo clicked out this spring poem on her vintage typewriter.

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It’s Spring Break in Texas

Students across the Lone Star State are thrilled. They are on – or are about to be on – Spring Break. But, as Kari Anne Roy with the Typewriter Rodeo writes, parents across the Lone Star State may not exactly be celebrating.

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