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From WBUR's Here and Now: "I'm not stupid. I'm dyslexic."

I heard a great story this afternoon on WBUR’s Here and Now program on the state of research and intervention for students with dyslexia. Things I loved: this story featured kids’ voices, and these wise, seasoned students talked about how tough it is to grow up a dyslexic reader. 70 more words

"Last Call" by Jake Christie

A short story about technology (kinda) and relationships (mostly).

“It’s called ‘Countdown,’” says Brian. He looks away from his phone to smile at the bartender as she hands him another beer, then looks back at us.

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State of the Laura: no longer drowning in snot ...

… my eye is itchy, though, and it’s driving me crazy.

So what’s the haps? (I am nothing if not slangy and current.)

Let’s see. We sent the boy to Lego Engineering Camp (which is also “science stuff, too, Mom!”) for a week, and basically everyone we’ve mentioned this to has asked us if he’s built a Lego Death Ray yet. 369 more words

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Comments about the aviation O-4 line officer selection.

This blog post is so on-point that I wanted to share it with you all. If you’re interested or involved in Naval aviation, it’s worth the 5 minutes it will take you to read it. 25 more words

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LCDR joke ... or is it?

From About.com with Navy-appropriate edits:

The young ensign approached the crusty old master chief and asked him about the origin of the commissioned officer insignias. 107 more words

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A Week of Poems: Friday, "Time Machine"

TIME MACHINE

I went back in time
to stop a girl from breaking up with me.
But when I saw us there,
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A Week of Poems: Thursday, "Letter"

LETTER

Dear John,

This is just to say
I’m breaking up with you

Forgive me
for stealing
from William Carlos Williams

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