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Entries from January 2005

My first time but not my last time

January 28th, 2005 · No Comments

Yesterday I called the Washington state legislative hotline – 1-800-562-6000 – to express my opposition to a potential bill that would affect homeschooling options. I confess that this is the first time I’ve phoned the hotline but it won’t be my last. It was easy to do: with a few moments spent standing in my [...]

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Why January 24th isn’t such a depressing day

January 25th, 2005 · 8 Comments

I went to bed before blogging. Got too tired to type. That might have made it a bad day. But the rest of yesterday wasn’t as awful as I might have expected… When I got up in the morning, I sat down at my desk and read Rayne’s link to the Guardian article… …today is [...]

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Example of “volunteer”: Wikipedia

January 25th, 2005 · No Comments

The other day Abigail asked me, “What is a volunteer?” She was reading a newspaper article on the aquarium and wanted to know what it was that she had to wait until sixteen to do. Since we’re an open source family of sorts, I knew I needed to explain not only the word but the [...]

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Tags: geek

More birth days

January 25th, 2005 · No Comments

Months ago I was listing birthdays but I haven’t done that in a while….here’s a short list from this month so far…as I’ve remembered (apologies if I’ve forgotten someone…) Bloggie finalist (for Best Kept Secret!) Susan Mernit is determined to join Xeni Jardin in a quest to sample chocolate sushi…. let us know how it [...]

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Happy Birthday Robert!

January 23rd, 2005 · 3 Comments

A photo from a fun party I was able to attend tonight, thanks to generous friends and my husband. It was great to be there amidst the array of aromatic cheeses and have time to hang out with other bloggers, geeks and friends of Scoble. Thanks to everyone, especially Maryam and over-the-hill Robert. people in [...]

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