out and about

keeping me busy

August 2, 2012
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1. your comments on wonderfarm’s birthday post. I didn’t want to add another post because it was a hoot to have so many of you show up and chat with me. Thank you, especially those of you who don’t usually leave comments. You made me smile at my computer screen. Many, many times. 2. house guests. […]

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how to strike it rich in the california gold rush *

July 13, 2012
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You might not want to bother taking your pan down to the river. You’d probably be smarter to do something more practical. The practical folks are the ones who get rich. Cook for hungry miners, say. Even if it means cooking beans over fire for eight hours in 95 degree heat. Even better, you could […]

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living history

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This year Mr. T and I are delving into California history. With a few other families, we’re visiting a different historical site each month. We’ve already had a few wonderful experiences, which I’ve neglected to share here.  One of these days I’ll catch up. Meanwhile, this week we went on an overnight living history trip […]

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August 18, 2011
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I’ve been a little distracted lately. By Mexican palms and Mayan ruins. By coconuts. And cenotes. The slightly loco part of all of this is that we flew to Mexico the same day that I gave my second homeschooling conference workshop. Which meant that the week before was a mash-up of preparing PowerPoint slides and buying sunscreen […]

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ten days of delights

April 13, 2011

We’d talked about going to China as a family last summer, before H went off to college. Our friend, Mike–buddy since high school, best man at our wedding–and his wife Erin and their kids have been living in Shanghai for five years now, and we’ve played with the idea of visiting them ever since. So […]

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a little adventure

April 4, 2011

A few members of the family are off on a little adventure. I’m updating photos to my flickr page each day, if you want to come along!

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atwitter: nyc edition

March 3, 2011

In which Lulu and I go visit H in New York City, and get worked up about all sorts of things. the washington square arch. Washington Square is such a haven in the middle of the city. Now I’ve seen the arch in every season but fall. H’s new dorm is right on the square, […]

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