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People, Read Your Children Inappropriate Books: A Rant.

This is an irregular Saturday post, because I have something Christmassy planned for Tuesday.

When I was a little kid, my mom and I had this great tradition: before bed, we would gather up all my books and dump them in a pile on her (impossibly-huge-to-a-six-year-old) bed, curl up with a snack, and read together.   920 more words

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There's Room at the Christmas Table, Even for Santa.

Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. He is the reason my family celebrates the season. Like my good friend Linus said, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.” 642 more words

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The Little Things that Matter! (:

“What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”

As William Henry Davies puts it in his poem,”LEISURE,” we have truly missed the essence of just being. 209 more words

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Christ-Mas Time

Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the Holy Bible say
Mary’s boy child, Jesus Christ
Was born on Christmas Day.

Joseph and his wife, Mary, 285 more words

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When Giving Criticism...

One of the most difficult things to do as a teacher, reviewer, friend, or critic is to provide meaningful and helpful criticism. When you offer suggestions or input into another person’s work, if you don’t like it or think it needs perfecting, you have a right to that opinion. 266 more words

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Memory and romantic revisionism (part i)

I want to talk about memory. I want to talk about memory and nostalgia and the way that we draw connections between life events in a manner that allows us to add meaning and narrative and foreshadowing to our life “story”. 1,699 more words

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Memory and romantic revisionism (part ii)

This post is intended as a follow-up to a somewhat-lengthy collection of thoughts on memory (found here). Read the other piece first or not…up to you…but know it’s meant as a follow-up. 2,588 more words

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