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Pesky Parrot Pilfers Perth

Word play is one of the best ways to grow vocabulary, enhance tongue twisting and look forward to Sunday mornings with Will Shortz (on NPR).  I have no idea when I first began to have fun with alliteration.  But I’m … Continue reading

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THREE Christmas Lessons

There is only one gift I remember receiving as a child that has carried its emotional content through to this day.  When I look back, I realize that it wasn’t the gifts that gave me my memories, but the lessons … Continue reading

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In Response to the Spammer

A spammer left me a message that says I’m a “little Plain.”  That although I have good information, “how important are Expectations, anyway?”  I’m to “dress up my site” with more media and greater “word power.”  If I don’t follow … Continue reading

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Parenting Memories Bring More Joy As We Age

I just commented on Melissa’s Play 101 blog about how much our kids bring us joy–and then added the cravat that the “joy” may come after years of “downtime.” Here’s my story to support the above statement:   One aspect … Continue reading

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Understanding the Science of Early Childhood Learning

Please check out NPR’s story titled: How To Help Your Child’s Brain Grow Up Strong How the Mind Grows from Conception to College by Sandra, Ph.D. Aamodt, Sam, Ph.D. Wang and Ellen Galinsky Hardcover, 314 pages It is so encouraging … Continue reading

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Happiness Factors?

One of the criteria for selecting “The Top Ten Happiest Cities” in the United States was based upon the aches and pains being suffered by the interviewees. “Respondents were asked to weigh in on whether they had any health issues … Continue reading

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May Mayhem

Overheard at the our little Library this past week: “There’s March Madness.  And Easter Break in April.  Now we have May Mayhem,” said the beleaguered-looking patron. “May Mayhem?” asked the Librarian. “It’s the end of the school year.  So we … Continue reading

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