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The Importance of Playing Role Playing Games with Your Kids

After listening to several hours of a really intense game of “Capture the Flag” (with my friends) which involved creating “fractals”, “ice prisms”, and drinking tea, I began to think about how much fun role-playing with kids would be. They … Continue reading

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The Lizard Guy Project

Originally posted on busy mockingbird:
Have you ever seen those paper bag puppet projects that you cut out?  Apparently, they like to do those in preschool, because several months ago, my daughter’s drawings started to look like this: Yup, she…

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A Opinionated Man’s Adoption Story In trying to learn about all sides of adoption, one eventually comes across the stories of Adult Adoptees. Sometimes these are happy, but many times they are extremely painful. This is one of those stories. … Continue reading

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How to write faster

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:
In a blog post a while back I suggested being a fast writer can be a career ‘edge’. Afterwards a surprisingly large number of people wrote to me wanting to become faster writers, or…

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Ferret Freestyle

Originally posted on One & All:
“It’s a very unusual thing to see a ferret on the pier.” “He likes swimming in the evening.” “Oh, really?” “Well, I dunno. He’s only done it once in the sink.” .

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Prevent Obesity Dot Net!   Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States and around the world. This website is the spearhead of a campaign to fight childhood obesity by improving the food environments for children and their … Continue reading

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These Books Have Been Banned, Really???

This is just ridiculous. I might have to do my own post on banned books someday.

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