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The prestigious prognosticator, Punxatawny Phil, saw his shadow today, which means we have 6 more weeks of Winter!  Even though I am certain that the weather and the seasons (especially in the calendarically challenged state of California) have nothing to do with a rodent and his shadow, I am so glad that this winter has […]

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Vin Scully Day

Last night I watched the celebration of the 67 year career of Vin Scully.  Amazing! He definitely is the voice in my head when I am at a ball game; he could make the great word pictures and where ever I was I was instantly transported to the ballpark as I listened to Vin call […]

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National Days

Today is one of my Favorites – National S’mores Day! Once, when we were on a camping trip with students, someone forgot to bring the graham crackers and all we had for the s’mores was double stuff Oreos.  That was the beginning of a creative love affair with that snack! I don’t remember when I […]

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Recent Riddle

Heard this riddle recently: You are riding a horse, galloping at a constant speed and to your right is a giraffe, traveling at the same speed you are. Directly in front of you is a loping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion chasing all of you. What must […]

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Snap

Every once in awhile a word will fascinate me. The word snap is that word as of late.  One little word with so many meanings and uses.  I was at Hume Lake last week and I had just snapped one of the kids’ pants as we were getting ready in the morning. The word seemed […]

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There is a great series on PBS that is called 10 ____ that changed America.  The episodes include houses, towns, parks and buildings.  It is a really informative series and I highly recommend watching it. It got me thinking about other things that have changed the world.  What would I put on that list?  For […]

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When I was a child, I was enchanted by the music and the magic of the film Mary Poppins.  She was my heroine. I wanted to live in a world where toys cleaned up after themselves and carousel horses left the merry-go-round.  I listened to the 33 1/3 album that my mom got from Necco […]

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Is it just me, or is it the time of year? It seems like whininess is on the rise like a contagious disease. Even one of the presidential candidates is super mean and negative. I don’t want to respond in kind but I feel like complaining and whining about these negative people who are driving […]

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Have you ever watched kids play and create?  If it has been awhile, you should stop what you are doing and make a plan to get to some kids and let them mentor you in the art of play.  I am worried about the end of silliness and I hope mine never gets used up.  I […]

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What is with that expression?!  I heard someone say it the other day and it sort of surprised me that I have been thinking about it since! And maybe that is just what I will do as I unpack that idiom. I know that it is a phrase that implies that by trying to fix […]

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