Monthly Archives: June 2011

carpe diem and also

We took the kids to do this: And then we eschewed the Cheesecake Factories and P.F. Chang’s, etc., (all of which we enjoy, but can be just a little more tiring than they are worth with a 2-and-4-year-old in tow), … Continue reading

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carpe diem monday evening

We were playing musical chairs and fooling around on the keyboard, so I pulled out my very dusty clarinet, played around a little, and then let the kids give it a try. Bubble managed to do more than squeak. Sent … Continue reading

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carpe diem 1: friday-sunday (june 24-26)

Friday Night I thought we could all make our own pizza creations and Computerguy thought we could have a picnic in the living room and watch Wall-E which we had bought a few weeks back, but hadn’t yet brought out. Squeak … Continue reading

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carpe diem project summer 2011

When I taught high school, I would give my English Lit seniors the Carpe Diem Project near the end of the year. Right after teaching the 2nd generation Romantic poets (Byron, Shelley, Keats), I would introduce a project that provided … Continue reading

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random test posts and the beach

Fun day at the beach. Discussion of Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. Good if kind of tough stuff. I’ll write more soon. Bubble enjoyed being able to go a little further into the water because my … Continue reading

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graduation day (and then i’ll get back to real life or something)

The graduation weekend was good. Really good. Friday Afternoon/Evening: My aunt, in town because her grandson was in the hospital (he’s doing better, but there are still questions), came over and helped me clean. Then we spent the day with … Continue reading

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it’s all about the gown

In a way, this was all about the gown. I fell in love with doctoral gowns a long time ago. Academic regalia is one of our last vestiges of a society that honored education. Once a year everyone involved puts … Continue reading

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graduation preparation: the diss

I was a little slow getting the dissertation bound (one no longer has to give a copy to the school; they’ve gone solely electronic, so this is just for me), but I received my copies just in time for the … Continue reading

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graduation preparation: planting

Computerguy, Grandpa, and Bubble planted flowers on our front lawn.

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friday five: new experiences

Dorcas brings us a thought-provoking, challenging, and fascinating Friday Five today. She and her spouse took their 4-year-old granddaughter (who loves Mozart) to a symphony featuring Mozart’s Requiem. Dorcas says, “It was pure delight to watch her enjoying brand-new sights, … Continue reading

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