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How The Mouse Got Her Name – Part 1

January 19, 2014

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Originally posted on Fírinne in Uisce Beatha:
Part 1 ( Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, & Part 4) The Mouse as a Mouse Halloween 2009 Most of the time, I enjoy putting The Mouse to bed. Parents understand what I mean by “most of the time”. Despite what Hollywood or TV or other modern fairytales may tell…

Best. Advice. Ever.

November 27, 2013

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Best. Advice. Ever. This comes from Wil Wheaton, a guy who pretty brilliant at simply being who he is, unapologetically, unabashedly, and Wonderfully. If you read nothing else, take these words to heart: “And don’t let anyone tell you that that thing that you love is a thing that you can’t love… you find the […]

JFK, Arne Duncan and CCSS: The arts in your child’s education?

November 26, 2013

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Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
How important are the arts in the education of your child? Here are three revealing quotations. “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his experience. When power corrupts,…

Arne and the Mommies II: “My son had great test scores…”

November 23, 2013

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Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
“My son had great test scores, so I’m not really worried,” said many mommies and daddies of varying races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, geographic locations, etc. What’s wrong with that? During the Dark Ages throughout Europe doctoral candidates were expected to rationally discuss and defend the answer to, “How many angels…

September 4, 2012

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Originally posted on TED Blog:
TED Fellow Candy Chang creates art installations that are interactive, in a chalk and marker sense of the word. In this talk given at TEDGlobal 2012, Candy gave an emotional glimpse at the installation “Before I Die I Want To _______,” which she created last year in her neighborhood in…

Anyone still out there?

May 28, 2012

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Hey. It’s been a while. I hope you are still speaking to me. At least I hope that you are still willing to read some of my mundane musings and profound pondering. Summer vacation (heh, what a misnomer that is) has started for me, so I’m going to try the blogging/article writing again. I’ve got a […]

On A Tuesday…

February 13, 2012

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Tuesdays are strangely special in my world. I blame it on The Wife. How she became The Wife depends on which one of us you ask, but my version is (of course) very accurate. I was in my later 30’s and living with my mother. Don’t judge me. It’s just a starting place for the […]