On Swimming to Madeline Island
OOOOOOOOH! You are brave and courageous! I would probably swim in circles and sink to the bottom. I wish you well woman! My boyfriend and I will be there to cheer you on. I still think that we should bring a can of Crisco to apply before you put the wet suit on. Dang it is going to be COLD! I think the Tall Man will be amazed at your I think the most out of character thing I have ever done is ........dang, I can't think of anything I have done out of character....I am very predictable.
On Hug a farmer now.
Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria invented it....do I get a prize?
On Don't give me that tone: Equality in the green onion patch
Cathy's tone is in the key of C....which shows compassion and competence and courage and confidence and cuddlyness.
On Edgerton brothers run small swine operation
Geez folks, do you remember your first job when you learned about taxes.....at that young age, I suspect that you aren't thinking of the BIG picture (where all the taxes go) but it IS daunting to see how much goes to the govt. when you aren't making that much. I remember thinking that I would be able to leave home and get my own apt. with my first job where I worked 40 hours. Then came the real life lesson of deposits for rent and utilities and cost of furniture, which even at the Goodwill, would eat up LOTS of my paycheck....oh yes, then there was insurance and car payments and gas..FOOD? Not much left after all those other payments. Most parents and school systems don't prepare students for these realities. I think the main focus of the story was the enterprise that these young folks have undertaken.....quite successfully.
On 5 Ways to keep Scrooge out of your Christmas
I bet that the majority of readers can identify with the majority of the symptoms described in this article. I used to attend Alanon and discovered that it wasn't only the heavy drinker that was the problem. I enabled lots of things and also contributed too much to the stress I was experiencing. How wonderful that there is a blog now, so if I can't make it to a meeting, I can see some solutions. (And for those of you who hesitate to go to a meeting because it "probably isn't what I need" and/or you don't want to be seen at one, I encourage you to go.....meetings are confidential...who is seen and what is said is confidential. You might be surprised at who you DO see there!)
On PBIS system changing things for the better, local educators say
At home it might be acceptable to just grab something that you want without asking and without returning the item. If this WORKS for the child, why not use that same technique in school? The pbis system sees that as an opportunity to TEACH what is acceptable .....ask to use something and then return it. It also teaches the kid whose crayon/pencil/book whatever has been grabbed from that child to TELL the other kid: "I don't like it when you just grab my crayon/pencil/book, ASK me first. So, the offender and the victim BOTH learn how to do something in an acceptable way...the offender still gets what he/she needs and the victim communicates what he/she dislikes and needs. I bet all the adults who are responding to this article have worked with some people who have objectionable behaviors. The objectionable behavior has always worked and NO one has told them what to do instead! pbis in the workplace might help.
On Clinton man grows one of the state’s largest 2011 pumpkins
We're having a contest at our local grocery store here in Okinawa. I am guessing weight, and if I win, I am hoping to have every one of my students make pumpkin pie for their parents! I am glad you had this article..by looking at this pumpkin, I am going to go back and add some more guesses.
On The Best Kitchen Aid Ever
Quality counts! I gave my first one away to my sister when I left the country. Then, when I learned about transformers, I bought a HEAVY DUTY (the top in power) one that had been rebuilt!!!! So, it cost less than the first one I bought and had more power and a bigger bowl. Size does matter for some things! I now recommend rebuilt kitchen-aids to folks who don't have the dough but want a machine that can make beautiful dough in just minutes.
What a difference of focus from years ago! Hopefully, children will grow with a practice of giving up and giving/replacing during Lent instead of just giving up. How encouraging in a time of "it's all about me"!
On Students wrap up Lenten activities during Holy Week
I would love to know what exactly they were preparing! What a wonderful project...kids helping kids. I teach little kids and when we do project to help kids, they are stunned to learn about what real need is!
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