April May June 2015

Not Always What They Seem

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My sister had an Easy-Bake Oven that could make miniature cakes.  It was the coolest invention ever.  Small silver cake pans were placed on a rack, pushed into the oven, and in a matter of minutes there was a cake.  It could be decorated with icing, but my preference was taking it out of the […]

July Aug Sept 2014

Original, Created, and Acquired Families

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If I say family – what’s the first thing you think of?  Maybe it’s a word or maybe you picture specific people.  Who are the people that define your family?  Here’s my random thoughts about families.  I’ve categorized them into Original, Created, and Acquired Families. Original Families are the ones you don’t have any choice […]

Feb 2014

Where There’s Smoke…

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For a time I really thought I’d be a scientist of some sort.  I’ve always loved meteorology and am fascinated by experiments.  However, when I was a middle school science teacher my experiments were legendary for failing.  But I remained undeterred from trying to demonstrate the next amazing principle. When I was a kid, you […]