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Silence

The decade syndrome.  Jim used to joke that he did everything by decades: 10.5 years on staff in Downey. 10 years in Scottsdale. 10 in Illinois at Trinity.  Then when we moved back to CA and he got sick and died after 4.5 years so I thought that the syndrome only applied to him!  Yet […]

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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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