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Thanks to Doc Searls, I burned the soup..but it was worth it

May 4th, 2005 · 8 Comments

I believe in taking responsibility for my own actions. So I know it is not truly Doc Searls’ fault that our spicy soup for dinner last (Monday) night developed another burned flavor, bits of black mixed among the vegetables. Just large pieces of wild rice, yeah, that’s what I told the family: Add some Tabasco. [...]

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The sound of signing

April 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

For six weeks this spring, the girls and I took a sign language course and it changed us more than I had imagined. I had been trying to teach my daughters a few signs, using a book, so I was eager to enroll them in a class taught by someone fluent in ASL. Abigail and [...]

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RIP Tadpole Jo

April 22nd, 2005 · 3 Comments

It’s not every morning that you have to tell your children that their pet has died. I am grateful. Our tiny tree frog tadpole liked to hide between the rocks at the bottom of the aquarium. It didn’t swim around often. For fear that it would die without us noticing, I would check twice a [...]

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Purple Peeper-eater: our experiments with a package of purple Peeps Bunnies

April 8th, 2005 · 7 Comments

Since I like to try what I read on blogs (it’s documented!), I took some suggestions and cooked up a few experiments in the kitchen with the kids. I figured a 99 cent package of purple Easter Peeps Bunnies was a small price to pay for science… Floating Peeps: Both Michaela and Elisabeth wanted to [...]

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Transparent process

April 3rd, 2005 · No Comments

Watching the frog eggs develop this week surprised me. I’ve never seen a tadpole appear. The eggs which were dull black dots last Friday when I took them from the pond, now have transformed into transparent sacs, growing in size to accommodate the metamorphosis begnning now. If I move the bowl sometimes I will see [...]

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