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Entries from September 2004

If it takes a village, how do you get what it takes?

September 30th, 2004 · 2 Comments

A few days ago I wrote a piece exploring the lines and limits of peer pressure and parental responsibility in society. I received insightful comments and I especially wanted to respond in another post to the thoughtful ones left by Philippe Boucher (who now has a Voice of Bainbridge blog! yippee!) and Paul Beard about […]

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Favorite fall photo so far

September 30th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Michaela, Elisabeth and I went to the post office yesterday. As we were leaving I saw maple leaves on the ground in the afternoon light and I was glad I had my camera handy.

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Lies My Teacher Told Me

September 29th, 2004 · 6 Comments

Lies My Teacher Told Me is for anyone who has ever fallen asleep in history class. Or so it says on the back of the book by James W. Loewen. I don’t fit into this category. I don’t remember ever falling sleep in history class. But I wasn’t that excited by it. I took history […]

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Doing the books: quick reviews

September 29th, 2004 · Comments Off on Doing the books: quick reviews

Actually I should be paying the bills tonight…so I should go do that, but for a moment, here are some quick book reviews from the past month… Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt and Sweet Land Stories by E.L. Doctorow I read both of these on our San Francisco trip – on the […]

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The land of the dead

September 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Earlier this week, the girls and I read Tut’s Mummy by Judy Donnelly, a story of Tutankhamen’s funeral and Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of the tomb. Abigail and Michaela seemed to like it and asked me to read it again and again. I was a bit perplexed by their fascination, but then I remembered how […]

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