Monthly Archives: September 2009

Cheescake and Atonement

  I woke up at 5:30 this morning with the realization that the last time I made cheesecake (months ago) my springform pan broke.  And here I was planning to make cheesecake today for my dinner guests tomorrow night.  Bah.  And … Continue reading

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Incredible Propaganda

  If you like to laugh at/be outraged by propaganda, and you have plenty of time to waste, don’t miss  The_Story_of_Stuff But be aware that this woman uses the word “pitcher” rather than “picture” several times–a major pet peeve of … Continue reading

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A Bogeyman in my Closet, or the Spirit in my Heart?

  As a child, did you ever have unreasonable fears?  Did you just know that there was a bogeyman hiding in your closet?  My personal childhood terror was the alligators under my bed.  I knew perfectly well they weren’t there, … Continue reading

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Gifts

  Gifts that make my life worth living,gifts that make my moments holy.Not gifts that I wish forbut gifts that I have received.Gifts that bring me backinto Joy and Gratitude.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ chocolate chip cookies bakingCalvin’s snow sculptures20 piecrusts rolled out and … Continue reading

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Always Learning

  I am loving our creative writing experiment.  Today I gave them this picture of some Honduran riot police (sorry–it didn’t scan very well,) told them to write one excellent sentence about it, and we ended up with three different points … Continue reading

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Simply Venting

  Do you ever feel like crawling into bed, pulling the covers over your head, and not coming out until next week? Yup, that’s me. Since we started school the beginning of the month, and it usually takes me as … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for ALL Gifts

    One of the challenges of listing gifts is that occasionally things don’t go as you’d planned, and it’s a challenge to keep the grateful spirit.  Last night I had added quite a few things to my gift list, … Continue reading

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