Archive > February 2012

The Sniff Test

The world is a very smelly place. Don’t think so?  Just open your refrigerator. In humans, the sense of smell is far less advanced than that of our animal counterparts.  Sharks, for example, can smell one drop of blood in the water a couple of miles away. Big deal.  I can smell one rotten potato […]

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Gun Culture

I’m not going to get into the whole parenting issue again, or talk about the laptop shooting dad, but rather an issue that I noticed while reading the many, many comments on my blog and others. Lots of people were completely put off by the fact that the dad shot the laptop.  A good blogging […]

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Shoot ‘Em (or their laptop, anyway)

I have no idea why I continue to watch morning news programs, other than the fact they provide me with excellent blog material.  My personality, which is dubious at any time, is at its lowest ebb early in the morning, so I always end up getting mad. Usually the source of my a.m. rage is […]

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Imperfectly Perfect

Some people who know me personally probably wonder how anyone could stand to be married to me. In all honesty, sometimes I wonder that myself. I’ve known people in the course of my life who had a lot in common with me.  We had the same taste in music and movies, loved to read, even […]

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My Passions

I love lists.  Lists make me happy.  I like to make them in my blog.  I make lists before I go to the store.  I make a list of things I need to pack for a trip.  I make “to do” lists.  They comfort my mind and help me get my thoughts organized.  Lists are […]

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Included

I was talking to a friend of mine this morning who is a teacher, and the conversation turned to the topic of “inclusion.” Now, for those of you who have not been baptized into the world of special education, allow me to submerge you.  Inclusion is when you take special education children and put them […]

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Potty Talk

Sometimes, I wonder what happened to my life. As a younger person, I had a lot of big ideas and dreams.  My interests were varied and many.  As time has passed and my responsibilities have changed, I find that my focus in life is a bit more, well, focused.  Somehow, my whole life seems to […]

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