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Wrapping it Up

The Boy has nine and a half more days of school, and where we live, that equates to end-of-grade testing. He has three tests this week, and one next week that attempt to assess everything he learned in the entire school year in all four of his core subjects. 253 more words

Special Needs Parenting


Believe it or not, this is about the fourth time I have received an email like this.

Seriously, how do you not know what type of employee you want to hire and for what location?! 11 more words

Should an Author Blog?

I just want to throw this question out there for everyone. I assume many of you are bloggers. Some of you are authors. I have seen this question a few times out there, and the opinions tend to be mixed. 223 more words


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What's wrong with rakes?

Since moving to the US I have noticed the use of leaf blowers is very prevalent and even in the short time I have been here seems to be increasing. 443 more words

A Thursday Quote For Thought, #12, 2016

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”


Anyone can fill their days, but is there substance in those planned out hours?

Apologies once again for the emptiness of this blog since last week’s close – I would excuse myself with cause of “being busy”, but then a truer explanation would be needed/required post-perusal of the Socratic quote above…and time is short today.   16 more words


The Story of My Teeth

Valeria Luiselli, 2015
Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney, 2015

The Story of My Teeth is a beautifully bound book told in 10 short, but disjointed chapters that unfortunately don’t make any sense or provide any meaningful insight. 673 more words