January 12, 2011

I came upon this quote the other day from Jeffrey Wilhelm, a professor of English Education who has written several books on kids and writing: “Students now need more time to immerse themselves in curricular topics, more time to read, write, and reflect; they need more informal writing, they need more exploration, and they need […]

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a post without an image

June 24, 2009

“Being self-employed will always make for a precarious life; these days, it is more uncertain than ever, especially since my tools of choice, written words, are coming to seem like accessories to images.” This line comes from a thoughtful essay by Pico Iyer called The Joy of Less.  It’s a wonderful essay on living simply, […]

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atwitter: january

January 31, 2009

A few things that got me all worked up this month: A Series of Unfortunate Events. I listened to several of these books on tape with H and Lulu way back when, and have only just started listening again with Mr. T.  I’d forgotten how brilliant they are. They’re hilarious, if you have the warped sense […]

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the family is going undercover

January 19, 2009

Back when I started this blog, I asked the family if they wanted me to use their real names. My oldest, never one to be delicate with words, replied, “That’s stupid. Anyone who wants to find out who we are can figure it out.” True, but what we didn’t consider was the fact that the […]

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word for the year

January 12, 2009

I first heard about the idea of adopting a word for the year on the Creative Mom Podcast last year, but I never got around to choosing my own. But then I was reminded by this post on Handmade Homeschool. Prairie Poppins has some intriguing musings, photos and links. I was surprised how quickly a […]

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November 7, 2008

Stole this button from my friend Emily. Cause that’s what friends are for. Check out what she did with it. I’m proud to have friends who do such noble work. My focus for this blog is learning and creativity. I’ve never planned to discuss politics here. But listening to our next president’s acceptance speech the […]

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