Category: Words

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Expecto Patronum

Yesterday we got C’s course request form for middle school. Everything looked great except that they’d enrolled him in French, and we’d prefer him to take Spanish or Latin. We...

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Books: 2011 Wrap-up

I’d hoped to read 60 books in 2011.  I didn’t hit that goal, but I managed 47, which was eight more than I read in 2010. (Frank, by contrast, ended...

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R.I.P. “Big”

Christopher’s fourth grade class did a really fun project that culminated Monday (Halloween) in a Dead Words Funeral. Each kid had to make a tombstone that honored a word no...

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You’ve been Dickinsoned

There are three of us in this house, and three Kindles. We’ve had them for about two years, and absolutely love them, especially because we travel so often. Our extended...

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This is Me:

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung. – Rabindranath Tagore My mom’s friend Sally posted this on Facebook...

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We’re Model Catholics

On Wednesday night, Frank called from Iowa to say good night to the boy. In the course of their discussion, Christopher told Frank, “You know those nuns people put in...

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The List: On or Off?

Today, Frank and I drove through a Wendy’s in Waco during our drive back from Dallas.  The service was slow and subpar, and though the cashier was friendly, he was...