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Baseline Assessment

So this is the not so fun post. Whenever you start any kind of undertaking from scientific studies to evaluating programs or even refurbishing a piece of furniture, you need to know where you are starting from. 270 more words


Fed up. Hoops Up!

It snowed again today.  No accumulation, but big, wet, yucky flakes came down.  Again.  Mother Nature and I are having a time out.  A pause.   849 more words


Finally Filthy Fingernails

The sun is out, the glaciers are receding and I have proof of life after all of that snow!  The gardens are slowly melting and and revealing their treasures (no sign of the veggie garden yet….).   237 more words


Tomato-geddon begins! Little hands strike again....

“Mama!  I dropped some on the floor, so I picked them up and threw them in too!” Pause, 2, 3, 4….

“Mama!  Did you say 6 or did you really mean 14?!”  Pause 2, 3, 4… 532 more words


mama ain't no pressure cooker

It’s a weird title for a blog post, believe me – I know. I was texting Moses about how I was thinking of not going on my 3 mile run. 595 more words


A Brave New Future

I’ve always had an image of how my life would play out.  I would get into a good private high school (check), get straight A’s (check), have stellar extracurriculars (check), graduate…. 1,429 more words


It All Started In The Shower

In the summer of 2009, it all started in the shower. Our friendship was solidified on the night of our High School Prom, when we found ourselves in a sober high, cleaning our shoeless feet soiled from the dirty dance floor. 126 more words