Monthly Archives: May 2012

Remembering the Dead and the Living

Memorial Day is an awesome patriotic celebration of the brave soldiers who gave their lives for this country.  I couldn’t be prouder of them, their service, and this great country they defended.  But why are the deceased the only soldiers … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Little Monkey

Happy Birthday to You. You live in a zoo. You look like a monkey. And your parents do, too. Or so goes my daycare’s version of Happy Birthday. Very appropriate for three reasons: 1) My daughter is a little monkey … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve often heard it said that parents are absent from modern children’s literature.  That the children need to be in charge of the action to conquer their own problems.  And yes, literature is filled with orphaned children, absent parents, and … Continue reading

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The Home Improvement Avalanche

It all started with ugly floral wallpaper.  The moment I laid eyes on it, I declared it would be the first thing to go.  But it wasn’t, and it still hangs in my living room for all the world to … Continue reading

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