Monthly Archives: September 2007

Here Comes the Rain Again

The cold and blustery days have begun early this year as our almost summer fades into autumn gales. Where did the summer go. It went in study walks to help Mary through her anatomy and physiology class. It passed in … Continue reading

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Time to Write

Looking back over the last week I see a spotty record of hit and miss writing. And, when I look at the challenges some people face in getting to the keyboard, I feel a little lazy and lax. My days … Continue reading

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Quick Notes on Play in a Head Start Classroom

Someone asked me these questions last year in an Email, and I am looking forward to playing tomorrow as we start our second week of class so here are some of my thoughts on the real work of preschoolers and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Uncle

My mother called me on Friday night to tell me that my dad’s brother was dying that he would probably be gone in less than twenty-four hours. He is by far my favorite uncle and I have many fond memories … Continue reading

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Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature

I just finished this novel by Robin Brande and I found it to be full of good points about how religion and science can support each other and how religion disguised as science (creationism) creates false impressions of bias in … Continue reading

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Some Nice Things That Happened In Class Today

A child in my class pointed to another child who she had been playing with for about 20 minutes and said, “I love him.” Now to a four year old this is not a big commitment just a efusive feeling … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Dad

I just came across this letter to my father. I think I wrote it last year, but I can’t really put a date on it. When I wrote it it seemed like a bunch of mixed up thoughts, not clear. … Continue reading

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