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Entries from March 2004

Spring from here to there

March 31st, 2004 · 1 Comment

It’s spring in The Netherlands, as Jorrit Wiersma described on A beautiful morning : The good thing about how daylight saving time is making us all get up an hour early today is all the birds singing that I heard this morning. And it’s spring in Missouri, as Shelley Powers wrote about Transitions: Spring didn’t [...]

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Tags: gardening

Last Dance

March 30th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Today when we went to Abigail’s dance class we learned that this would be the last one. Although the class was offered in the island’s Parks and Recreation District catalog for spring session – we had signed up for it yesterday – it has since been cancelled. We had heard that there would be a [...]

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Tags: family

My new career track

March 29th, 2004 · Comments Off

From today’s Seattle Times Bureau launders money to make sure it’ll last : Andrew Wilson throws his own special load of laundry into the wash: eight white cotton terry towels, 2-1/3 ounces of powdered laundry detergent — and 25 crisp U.S. greenbacks. Wash, rinse and spin. When the load is done, it’s not the towels [...]

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Tags: news

A glimpse into another world or two…

March 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Sunday night we stepped outside to see the stars and planets. A bit late, perhaps to see what’s been on display for days, but at least it was a clear night and I remembered to go look. The girls and I stood out on the porch, bare feet on the cold concrete, staring up at [...]

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Tags: homeschool

Saving my sanity

March 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

In a recent post at misbehaving.net: Intimate communities: social/emotional support, technology and the gender divide , danah boyd asked: Historically and broadly speaking, men and women have different types of social networks and use them for different purposes. For example, most men don’t have any trusted emotional confidante other than their wife. Men use their [...]

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Tags: blog