Category Archives: faith

CJ’s Class Video Newsletter – December 2021

December 2021 . I adore this clever video newsletter from my child’s 4th & 5th grade class because its so well written and produced, their voice is so crystal clear, and their spirit just leaps right out at you. . … Continue reading

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Razon de Vivir

December 2021 . Un poco de musica para estos dias. . Plena y Bomba con Susana Baca: . . . Kumbala: . . . Razon de Vivir con Mercedes Sosa: . . . Razon de Vivir con Victor Heredia: . … Continue reading

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My Open Jam Debut in Revere

Wednesday, December 15th 2021 . . At the behest of my absolutely wonderful friend Lucho, I find my way to this real-life Roadhouse-style dive bar north of Boston for a weekly “Open Jam Session” north of Boston. I arrive to … Continue reading

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Don’t Mean to Blog, But…

October 5-8th 2021 . The very fact that I’ve barely blogged at all for the past six months is indicative of how inundated I’ve been. To be clear, I am not complaining. I understand my life to be a rich … Continue reading

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Back to School 2021: Gavin 8th & CJ 5th

Thursday, September 9th 2021 It’s finally happened! Our first “Back to School” day in TWO YEARS. . . And in the next town over my sister’s got TRIPLE Back-to-School action going on: . Now… to recover from that whirlwind Summer. … Continue reading

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Class Pet: Pascal

Thursday, August 5th 2021 . So it’s my daughter’s turn to host the classroom pet until summer’s end. Pascal the Gecko promised to be low maintenance and we love animals, so it was a no brainer to agree. Some things … Continue reading

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DAYTIME – A Poem and a Creed

Monday, August 2nd 2021 DAYTIME. DAYTIME! Day. Time. Is NOT. What. Hanging out. On SCREENS. Is. For. *Unless. *UNLESS you are ACTIVELY (meeting a responsibility) (or helping someone, or) CREATING SOMETHING! . *

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Maker Space – aka: Supplise!

Saturday, May 29th 2021 . . On this day I realized a vision that had been years in the making. Yes I gather and accumulate a lot of crap. I also conserve a lot of resources and make a lot … Continue reading

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Mark Rober: The Truth About My Son

Sunday, April 18th 2021 IDK ’bout you, but I love me some Mark Rober videos. In fact, I’d bet you either; a) Already love Mark Rober too, or b) Haven’t seen him yet. (He’s a mechanical engineer with an incredible … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Zoom Bingo & More with Dr. Gon Golphin

Wednesday, April 7th 2021 . Today’s rounds were performed courtesy of Dr. Mal in plain clothes serving as “Tour Guide” carrying the iPad with two of us clowns on it, geared up and ready to play. As of yet we’re … Continue reading

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