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Why I’m opposed to vaccines for infants

As you have probably heard, there has been an outbreak of the measles at Disneyland in California. Cue the anger of the vaccine proponents – everyone from Melinda Gates to Dan Diamond, a contributing writer at Forbes, who wants to … Continue reading

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When you don’t have a real reason, just play the safety card

Last week my daughter and her friend met for lunch and then went to do some shopping at our local Goodwill store.   They have been regular and loyal customers of this store since it opened well over a year … Continue reading

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“It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)” – REM

Lately there has been a spate of posts and articles about how smartphones are destroying our society.   They are causing people to disconnect and to lose the ability to connect with other human beings, at least in person.   … Continue reading

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For some people, it’s Christmas every day!

There are many things about Facebook I enjoy.  It has allowed me to connect with unschoolers all over the world, and put me back in touch with some old friends.  I’ve read some amazing articles & seen some great video … Continue reading

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Finding the time

Some of the things I love to do, in no particular order: Knit, crochet, sew, write, read, exercise, take photos. My struggle is never against boredom, but against time.   I find myself, often, putting off things like a sewing … Continue reading

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Oreos are not the anti-christ

I am so sick of hearing parents preach about food to their kids. Not once while growing up do I remember my Mom launching into a speech about the evils of certain foods or how “we don’t eat that in … Continue reading

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Happy that the kids are (still) home

If you are on Facebook and spent any time scrolling through today’s activity, you can’t have helped but notice the large numbers of parents openly rejoicing about the fact that they once again can ship their kids off to school … Continue reading

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Indiana recap

For those of you who don’t see all the random photos I post on Facebook, we’ve spent the last 10 days in Indiana on my parent’s farm.   It’s always a good time.   Last year they had a crippling … Continue reading

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Practicing empathy & compassion

I hesitate to say it, given the depth of the tragedies that took place in Boston & Texas (and some would say in the Senate) these past few days, but what has happened to our empathy and compassion? We have … Continue reading

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Tips on travel

A few days ago I read an older post from Penelope Trunk titled “4 Reasons traveling is a waste of time”.   In it, she mentions that, as a kid,  her parents “took her all over Europe and the Caribbean” … Continue reading

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