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Eduskeptic
Summer time, childhood time!

Jul 3, 2013
Summer time, childhood time!

  It’s summer time, and here we are in the throes of a heat bubble. It is hot, even where I live in the mountains. This is the time of year that children really enjoy. Hot or not, it’s their time. The schedule is whatever they can make it, and what ever the parental...

Eduskeptic
When should children start kindergarten? Take your time, there is no rush

Jul 2, 2013

Over and over I am asked about young children and school. When should my little one start Kindergarten? What about transitional Kindergarten? When should my child start reading? Is there something wrong, my 4 year old isn’t reading? And on it goes. Most of the answers that I hear which push early everything are...

MidLifeBloggers
MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop Update

Jul 1, 2013

I'm looking to create an online experience that is specific and personal to each participant. I intend to duplicate as much as possible virtually the workshop experience that I’ve offered in real time in the past.

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Eduskeptic
Still following the money

Jun 24, 2013
Still following the money

There is no simple way to describe how schools receive money and are funded in the U.S. The entire process is an Alice in Wonderland experience, which is to say that falling down the rabbit hole could very well make more sense to the average person. First, it is vitally important to understand that...

MidLifeBloggers
The MidLifeBloggers Writers Workshop Returns

Jun 24, 2013

The simple fact is I know the power that comes from being able to communicate in writing. To commandeer one’s thoughts, to harness one’s emotions, to find the words and the syntax that drives them straight into a reader’s mind: it is, I believe...

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MyCup2Yours
My new (and first ever) podcast

Jun 21, 2013
My new (and first ever) podcast

I’m so excited to tell you all about my new podcast, Part Time Author! It’s the first podcast I’ve ever done, and I have kidlit writer, illustrator, and tech expert Aaron Robbins to thank for getting the whole thing going. He’s my amazing co-host and he takes care of all things technical. (I wouldn’t...

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The Blue Muse
Grief, accumulated: Thoughts on secondary trauma, writing and resilience

Jun 11, 2013
Grief, accumulated: Thoughts on secondary trauma, writing and resilience

It started with Sean's suicide last April. And then a few month's later, Bud's lost battle with pancreatic cancer. And then John's heart attack followed shortly after by Nick's. By the time the Newtown massacre hit in December, I couldn't write a word....

Slide Show and Ice Cream
School’s Out

School’s Out

Last June I forgot to make my daughter sort through her backpack until some time after we got back from vacation. A lot can happen to a banana in a backpack in two weeks’ time. Whole worlds can spring forth. So this year I got smart and helped her with the waterfall of paper...

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MyCup2Yours
A mom who writes (and why failure can be sweet)

May 20, 2013
A mom who writes (and why failure can be sweet)

This dream of being a writer – it’s been around a long time, though  it has evolved over the years. And lately I’ve been thinking about the journey I’ve had. (Being part of Holley Gerth’s God-Sized Dream Team has helped me to pause and reflect. It’s funny how when you’re on the path of pursuing your dream, whether you’re...

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Limit Reached
Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

May 18, 2013
Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

I am not now be have I ever been, a Trekkie. However, I’m pretty sure I’ll watch anything J. J. Abrams makes. Damn can that guy (and his people) tell a story. Also, the acting is great. I mean I … Continue reading 

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