Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cup O’ Joe

It’s 3:00 in the afternoon on an overcast Saturday, we have been working at and on the house all day, and I’m now sitting down and enjoying an afternoon cup of coffee.  When my kids read this, they will think, … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod

And pay the consequences…today I’m on a roll about parenting, due to some pretty extraordinary examples of how not to do it that I find myself witnessing on a daily basis.  I know each of us is different, and that … Continue reading

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Time is On My Mind…

…Yes it is. We look at recent history in decades, and each decade seems to have a completely separate character.  Roaring 20’s; Depression in the 30’s;  World War II in the 40’s; Cold War in the 50’s; Hippies and Free … Continue reading

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Learning to Read, Reading to Learn

You never stop learning.  You can’t help it.  You can fight it- try to go through a day without thinking or solving a problem and thereby building your mental repetoire.  Not possible, unless maybe you stay drunk or stoned for … Continue reading

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“Nothing Worse Than a Cold Shower”

That is a direct quote from the plumber just minutes ago, who left us for the weekend with an unconnected plumbing pipe to the hot water heater, possibly on purpose, according to my husband.  My response: “There are worse things, … Continue reading

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Moving Day!

It’s finally here.  We have been living with ceiling-high piles of boxes since mid-August, not 100% sure of the exact date of the move; but now it’s here.  The truck will arrive in just three hours, load up seventeen years … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Down, Thirty-eight to Go

Yes, I count.  Not because I want it to go faster, and certainly not because I hate my job, as you know.  I have to keep track of our curriculum and the calendar to fit all of the required info … Continue reading

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