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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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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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Carrot Talk 🥕

Friday, May 28th 2021 . 2021-05-28 Carrot Talk 🥕 [0:29]: . 🥕🥕🥕

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Hospital Clowning: The Epidemic’s Epidemic

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 . It’s no wonder I never managed to post about my first day back in person after a pandemic year of performing remotely; it’s the end of my second day back now and I’m pretty wiped. … 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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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Peter Parkour is Breathing Funny

Sunday, March 28th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s late night. Mom and Dad are vegging on the couch. Youngest child slowly appears in the room. MOM & DAD: [Turn heads to look at her.] CJ: Um! Uh… well. Um, Peter … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Chiropractic

Friday, March 26th 2021 After ClaraJane reports lower right back pain enough times, I get her in to the chiropractor. . My own chiro, Dr. Ken Lowey of Newton Center Chiropractic, has saved -restored!- my life functioning a multitude of … Continue reading

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