November 2008


November 27, 2008

I’ve been collecting leaves, cones and seed pods. Every fall I’m struck once again by their abundance. Not only on hiking trails, but on city streets. Outside the library. At the playground. In parking lots. I pick them up and put them in my pockets. The squirrels and I are giddy. Like everyone else, I’m […]

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pokemon revisited

November 25, 2008

When H was six or seven (could it really have been nearly ten years ago?) he was obsessed with Pokemon. Obsessed. He studied the cards constantly, memorized them and then followed me around, asking questions like, “Did you know that Metapod has more hit points than Bulbasaur?” or “Did you know that Tentacruel’s ability is […]

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these things take time

November 21, 2008

I have a problem. Whenever I take on something new, I want to be good at it right from the start. Can you relate? When I started writing, I wanted to be published right away. (Instead it took 17 years.)   When I started knitting, I wanted to knit long, lacy sweater coats like this, […]

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I love my new camera

November 19, 2008

       1. tyrolean stockings: sweden in my blood, 2. one of the last, 3. room with a view, 4.thirteen, 5. explaining his art, 6. cooking chinese dinner

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a book I do not need

November 16, 2008

I don’t think this book can help me. I might be interested in a companion volume, however. Something along the lines of Surviving with Children Who Think For Themselves. Or, Raising Children Who Aren’t So Dang Sure of Themselves. Or, say, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves but Will Occasionally Toy With the Idea That Their […]

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a quote for wondering

November 14, 2008

“Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located within the same individual.” –Arthur Koestler Interesting, huh? What does it mean to you?

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atwitter: november

November 11, 2008

I’d planned to post monthly on what has me all atwitter, but somehow October slipped by. Which just means more to share for November… a new camera. Finally. Our camera broke right after I started this blog. I’ve been making do with Lulu’s none-too-fancy point-and-shoot. But when you read blogs with gorgeous photos like Uncommon Grace, […]

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