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Hello, People. I Work.

My kids now go to daycare two days a work, which leaves me with a blissfully quiet house and some time to get things done. Some of the time goes into coordinating the lives of my family… Bug and LadyBug have a seemingly neverending supply of appointments and paperwork and so on. And there are [...]

A World Without Garfield

I have to admit that I always thought Garfield was a bit grim. I mean, who really wants a snarky old cat who doesn’t really care about you at all? Most cats aren’t like that. Most cats have at least some affection to spare for one family member or more. Our cat (one of our [...]

A Smile Means Friendship to Everyone

Yeah, It’s a Small World.  I say this quite frequently.  It seems that I am particularly prone to overlaps in different areas of my life. My most recent example definitely takes the cake.  By way of background, I currently have a prominent position in a local Mom’s group.  My name appears in the newsletter, etc. [...]

September Search Engine Fun

My site doesn’t have a ton of hits yet, but I usually get a few a week from search engine queries. I have been thoroughly amused by the many ways people find my site, and thought I’d start sharing the fun with you. So far, for the month of September: 8 different keyphrases Search Percent [...]

Blog it Forward… Six Degrees?

In honor of the Blog It Forward phenomenon, which I think is great, and with a nod to the notion of “Six Degrees of Separation,” I’ve decided to start stretching my blog-view a bit.  Not sure what to call it… maybe “Blog it Forward Six Degrees.”   Anyway, I’m going to choose a blog from my [...]

Do you Squidoo?

I have totally fallen in love with Squidoo! It’s very difficult to explain, but you create these webpages called “lenses” that are about a specific topic of interest. You can use different modules like a text box, links, photos, video, music, RSS feeds, etc. to tell about your topic. You can also include Amazon items, [...]

Dead and gross

When we got home, I went to check the pool. It was cloudy. And green. With things floating in it. Dead things… dragonflies, leaves, earwigs. Things like that. Oh, yeah, and a squirrel. So I have to ask… who goes away for five days and returns to a dead squirrel in their pool?! We haven’t [...]

Wiki-Wicked Cool

Massachusetts is known for using the word “wicked” to mean “really” or “very.” I haven’t used it much since the ’80s when “Wicked Awesome” was in vogue, but it still lingers around in some circles. It seemed appropos to use it to describe Wikipedia (you can search the Wikipedia for “Wicked” and see what I [...]

The true bottom of a bowl of soup

I forgot to mention where the reference came from on my last post. You may know that it’s from a Campbell’s Soup commercial. But it has a certain special significance for me. I used to teach religious ed (in a long-past life) when I was in high school. I worked with 4th grade kids and [...]