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Letting My Geek Flag Fly

“Some are born geeks, some achieve geekness, and others have geekness thrust upon them.” ~with apologies to William (a.k.a. “Willy the Geek”) Shakespeare I wanted so badly to be cool. But throughout my primary school years and into high school … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Forever!

Summer Memories In my memory, the words summer and camp are inseparable. Our local YMCA had an extensive program for teenies through teenagers, and I was hooked! Little Kids Camp was held in a pine-filled grove right there in suburban … Continue reading

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Always Look Before You…

My daughter Beth had finally reached the stage where she was ready to use the potty-training seat all by herself! (It’s OK, I’ll wait while you applaud.) Squeak, click, went the bathroom door. A moment later, there was a blood-curdling … Continue reading

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Don’t Read This, You’ll Only Encourage Him

3rd Grade Notebook “enhanced” by 3rd-Grade-Me Five years ago, I launched my blog site with this quip: “Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on?” I thought is was funny. So did some guy who wrote, … Continue reading

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When little people get ugly

Originally posted on Megspot:
When Molly was in grade two, her teacher called me aside to tell me that she and her BFF had been in a bit of an argument, but neither girl would talk about why. The teacher…

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“Alexa, will you please forgive us?”

My Featured Blogger this week is Phillip Mullins of the oddly named blog site Phillip Mullins. Actually, Phillip, does have a theme: it’s science, technology (he formerly called his site “Second Rate Scientist”), family, kids, faith, life and… Well, OK, … Continue reading

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Cooperation Isn’t Natural

…it’s Supernatural (Click on any of the pictures to start slideshow) “Go spend an hour with ants. Each of those black specks you see is a life. One whole life that you can save, take, or affect in some way. … Continue reading

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Dear God

Actual Kids’ Letters to God Dear God… “Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You just keep the ones You already made?” ~Jane “In school they told us what You do. Who does it … Continue reading

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Almost Got Him…

Just a hare more. Is there anything more useless than when children “help”? And yet they do help us. True, we help them to become adults, but more importantly, they help us to become children again. Which is what it … Continue reading

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My Brief but Glorious Career as a Monster

I had a huge affection for monsters as a kid. From Dr. Frankenstein’s befuddled electro-charged jarhead to that ultimate rejected pound puppy, the Wolfman. So once I got old enough to say no to Mom’s “you would look adorable in … Continue reading

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