Category Archives: Carpe Diem Project

carpe diem or didn’t

Well, I had great intentions for my Carpe Diem Summer. Here’s my list: Picnic in the park Take dinner outside Go to a drive-in movie Contact a FB friend for a playdate Go to the beach. A lot. With various … Continue reading

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carpe the water balloons

Perhaps the most carpe diem-ish ongoing activity has been the water balloons. Squeak discovered them, and every day he asks to “play with water balloons.” So we go outside and fill a bunch of balloons and he pops them. I’m … Continue reading

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shakespeare by the sea

I think I’ve mentioned Shakespeare by the Sea before. At 85 miles away, it’s a little absurd, but it’s one of my favorite summer activities. I’ve been going–though I haven’t made it every summer–since 2001. We take a picnic and … Continue reading

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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 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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