Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ah, innocence

Fisher: "I think they should change the name of bushtits to something else." Me (sort of inclined to agree, because the current nomenclature makes it hard to go on a bird walk without snickering): "What should they change it to, … Continue reading

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How can I miss you when you won’t go away?

Last week: a strategy meeting for the magazine. A three-and-a-half-day Salt Lake City suburban extravaganza of brainstorming, team-building, type-finding (I’m an INFJ! What are you?) and much eating of surprisingly delicious food. This week: a little R&R at the PHS*. … Continue reading

Posted in Things That Happened | 5 Comments


We've been a wee bit obsessed with all things winged here at the Jedi Temple Academy. The boys' fascination with World War I aircraft continues apace. Rhys is in D.C. with Grammy and whiled away several hours looking at the … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschool, Mini Activities, Parenting, Portland, Science, Things That Happened | 4 Comments

Why I can’t get anything done

Having had this song stuck in my head for the last three days might have something to do with it.

Posted in Music, YouTube | 4 Comments

30 seconds of your time

Hello! Nice to see you, fellow elevator-rider. Floor 13, please. Wow, we really ought to be taking the stairs, oughtn't we? Looks like neither of us has missed a meal lately, heh heh. Well, since we've got nothing else to … Continue reading

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The end of the Rainbow

Didn't we go through this last year? (Yes. Yes, we did.) Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, or the swifts returning to Chapman Elementary School… the arrival of the gi-freakin-gantic Rainbow Resource catalog each year heralds a change of season, … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschool, Pointless Rants, Religion | 5 Comments

Fire, fire

We just found out that the Martin fire in Bonny Doon, California, is burning close to our wonderful friends Karan and Joe's house. Joe's out of town, so Karan has had to evacuate all by herself, along with their kitties. … Continue reading

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