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Confessions of an 8-Year-Old Prankster

Photo credit: The Lady My Real Memoir One of the advantages of living on a busy street (ours was the main route through the neighborhood) is that there’s a never-ending supply of drivers in need of something to liven up … Continue reading

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The Sky Goes All the Way Down!

Source: Raised to Action My Real Memoir I’ve always been a little, you know, different. School had resumed and it was Art Time. We were supposed to color what we saw out the classroom window. The view wasn’t particularly spectacular. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story Remix

Guest Blog by Tracy K. Ard Don’t be fooled by the adorable faces of Tracy’s three children (below). Life with them, according to Dad, is a mixture of A Christmas Story and Dave Barry’s worst (or best) nightmare. If you’ve … Continue reading

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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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