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Entries from February 2005

Whale watching at the Vancouver Aquarium

February 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment

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Tags: family

Why you should teach your children how to recognize wild animals

February 24th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Plenty of baby books teach H is for Hippo, J is for Jaguar, K is for Kangaroo. While most suburban American children won’t need to be able to identify L is for Lemur, ring-tails can be common… At Vancouver’s Stanley Park, on our way to the aquarium Sunday afternoon, I unbuckled Elisabeth and put her [...]

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Tags: homeschool

As if to prove my point

February 24th, 2005 · No Comments

Ilona’s enthusiastic response to the reports of my talk at Northern Voice – Better Than If It Were Mine illustrated exactly what I was describing: how our lives are interwoven through weblogs. thanks Ilona for your care! And I agree that Ted is romantic!

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Tags: northernvoice

Don’t try this at home

February 24th, 2005 · 6 Comments

Update 2/26/05: I’ve been informed through a comment and private email from Preetam Rai that the incident below was a joke and did not occur at the Northern Voice Conference. However, I will still leave this post, since I think that my point should be made. Some parents would try the idea below. Also please [...]

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What I learned about Vancouver

February 24th, 2005 · 3 Comments

There are a number of German-speaking Canadians as we discovered over dinner Saturday night while eating Kraken with some Bryght folks. The city blocks are short and easy to walk; it feels pedestrian friendly (Thanks to Richard’s post, I noticed the excellent audible traffic signals, not common in the United States.) It’s pretty and shiny [...]

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