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Balls Out, Man!

For Christmas this year, I bought my son a Newton’s Cradle, or as he described it, “that metal ball thing that goes back and forth.”  Also described as “Executive Balls Desk Toy,” this gadget wasn’t the first thing I would have … Continue reading

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Poem for my son’s ninth

You are nine.
I am trying.
To squeeze an extra syllable in. Continue reading

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Some Problems are Hard to Solve

I am a math person.   I am not sure how many actual mathematicians would identify me as math person because my “expertise” in math does not extend much beyond basic algebra.  Plus, my 25 year old “A” in Calculus doesn’t … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Chilly Reception

It’s Halloween in 2014.  For girls in my neighborhood this is known as “Dress up like Elsa Day.” According to this report published on CBS8.com, “Frozen” Halloween costumes were the “hottest” this year.  According to this info pic published on … Continue reading

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Ukuleles Beware!

Once when I was ten years old or so, my mom tried to teach me how to play the ukulele.  She had trouble getting the ukelele to play in tune.  So she smashed it to the ground. * * * … Continue reading

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Faring Well With Summer

My mom tells me that my blog posts are too long. She is right. With my opening post of the school year I’ll be brief. The summer is over. I did not manage, as I had hoped, to encourage my … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a story…

When I was growing up my dad read me a bedtime story every night.  We worked our way through picture books when I was little, moving on to young adult fiction (a.k.a. “chapter books”) as I got older, including “The … Continue reading

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