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Entries from February 2005

Duty free

February 28th, 2005 · 5 Comments

I didn’t post my results from the personality survey Beth Grigg linked last week because I didn’t like them. I scored strong in emotions and intellect, but also strong in dutifulness. Duty. I don’t like that word. It brings to mind a robot executing orders or a legalist lacking love. I do have a dutiful [...]

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Family matters: links 2/27/05

February 28th, 2005 · No Comments

I didn’t think of this one One reason to teach your children sign language via Gentle Breezes glimpse inside another world The Children of HAN in Somaliland what else did girls think of? Through Don Boudreaux I learned about a book I want to read, Girls Think of Everything and Margaret Knight, the mother of [...]

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” …you are only as sick as your secrets…”

February 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

An article in Saturday’s Bainbridge Review profiled two local residents who struggled with eating disorders and commented on island culture. Eighteen-year-old Kristen Kelly of Bainbridge Island knows that voice well. But back when her mother Susan tried to get help for the teen, she screamed at her and denied she had a problem. Once, when [...]

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Seashells by the seashore

February 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Tuesday we visited the Port Gamble Museum of Shells and Natural History. A jewel of a town, Victorian homes alongside the sea, north of the Hood Canal Bridge (this picture taken at Sedgwick Park, south of Port Gamble) I plan to return in the summer when it will be even better. In the seashell museum [...]

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See an octopus garden

February 26th, 2005 · No Comments

While the girls and I were sick earlier this month, we made two dioramas. For one we placed a plastic octopus in the center, with hanging fishes, coral and sea stars. Abigail’s idea to use sandpaper for the sea floor resulted in greater light reflection. Appropriate Audio Accompaniment for this post: Seb Paquet in his [...]

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