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Jun 27, 2014

The most delicious smell filled the house yesterday. My son, Cass had made bread. He has made it successfully many times, and I have had to go to the supermarket on many occasions just to get more flour. Of course, when he first started making bread, there were a few disasters. It took a while(1) to teach him to clean...


Jun 23, 2014

Peter: Hi Liz, are you just about ready?

Liz: Yep. Thanks again for giving me a ride. I appreciate all your help.

Peter: Oh, don't mention it. Anything for my friends!

Liz: You're so sweet.

Peter: So, your dad will pick you up at the train station?

Liz: Yes. She'll be in her aerobics class, so she won't know that I'm...


Jun 19, 2014

I laughed when I saw the cartoon scene from this podcast, of a boy talking to his teacher, and giving a very weak excuse as to(1) why he hadn't done his homework. I remember telling a similar tale(2) to the principal of my elementary school. However, all those years ago, we didn't have computers, and we certainly had...


Jun 12, 2014

While substitute teaching in a local school for an art teacher, I came across junk art. I had heard of it(1), but I had never really looked into it. Actually, elementary school art often involves items that are for recycling, like boxes, bottles, or packages. However, there is a difference  between using recycled...


Jun 6, 2014

Our recent camping trip turned out to be more interesting than I had expected. My family and I drove up to a remote forest area near Lake Chelan. There were no houses nearby, and only a few signs of human life(1). We set up our campsite next to a dirt path, overlooking a spectacular view of some distant mountains. It...