Category Archives: my life

Conversation with a Preschooler

J: I had a dream that a alligator walked into the kitchen. Me: What did you do? J: Nothing I just sitted there in the chair. After a pause. J: It talkted too. Me: What did it say? J: I … Continue reading

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Snowed In Monday

Take it slowly, no rush. The snow will wait. Work will wait, Now that I have called. Eventually I will rouse myself and face the task of clearing the lazy snow from behind my car tires and crawl toward a … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

When your simple well planned lesson goes off the rails, that is when the real teaching begins. This is like a composite of some of my weirder preschool circle time moments. Just when you think you’ve tactfully navigated the woods … Continue reading

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Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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A Dust Devil on Mars and Other Weather Closer To Home.

27-May-2005 Spirit’s Wind-Driven Traveler on Mars (Spirit Sol 486) Movie clip: GIF (6 MB) | Quick Time (1.8 MB) A dust devil spins across the surface of Gusev Crater just before noon on Mars. NASA’s Spirit rover took the series of images … Continue reading

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