Category Archives: learning

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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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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Five Stages of Grief: Golden Retriever Edition

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 . Golden Retriever Shocked by a Kitten occupying his bed! [2:20]: . When I sent this video to my (13 y/o) son, he wrote: “he went through the 5 stages of grief! denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance! … Continue reading

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We Are Generation X

June 2021 . Even if my daughter says I’m in Generation “XL,” we still got a lot to be proud of. Survival and adaptation-wise anyway. Just the fact that the I N T E R N E T –and CELL … Continue reading

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At Rise: True

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 AT RISE: Momb is near the door trying to leave the house to for an errand with Boy. Boy is sitting at his desk wearing headphones, looking at his computer screen and tying his shoe in … Continue reading

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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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Ack! Some Kindness for Your Back

May 2021 . I just love the inspiration in this little TikToc. Pasting it here for reference, and in case anyone out there needs some Lower Back Love! .

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