Monthly Archives: November 2012

ssm’s (silly stupid mistakes) which are neither

A project that has consumed my spare moments this fall is preparing for a big math test. It turns out that in this era of high stakes testing for kids, we do the same for teachers so in order to … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Once upon a time, a colleague pointed out an implicit anti-semitism in our traditional carol, “O come, O come, Emmanuel”. She suggested that singing about Israel needing to be ransomed with Christ as the atoning sacrifice was disrespectful of our … Continue reading

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thanksgiving fog

As we move somewhat blithely into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in middle America, Wal-Mart workers are planning a (first-ever?) strike, bombs are reigning with new passion in Gaza, and the weather this morning is utterly bizarre.   Despite the worldly events … Continue reading

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giving thanks for limbo-land (really)

Limbo is the place between here and there, the place that is the already and the not yet.  It is an uncomfortable place and often associated with all kinds of negativity, but as I write from this place I am … Continue reading

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Friend #549 – Lost to the Celebration

Yesterday I lost a friend. As the day dawned we were friends, by nightfall we were not. Once again the comma holds the story. This friend was a childhood neighbor. He lived across the field and we were in classes … Continue reading

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Post-Sandy Musing: Take your Truffula Seeds and Vote

Marrying a science teacher has amazing perks and only a couple of drawbacks. Touring a few of our National Parks on our honeymoon, I had the privilege of “seeing” the parks through the eyes of science teacher. In park after … Continue reading

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