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Children and electronics

November 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Children, Education, family, Grandparents, Musings, Play

I’d like to get a longer post together with some research supporting why it’s really important for parents to control the amount of screen time their young children are exposed to in their early learning years. In the meantime, please consider listening to or reading this excellent opinion piece from Paula Poundstone on Electronics and […]

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Photo of the week: grammas and board games

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Grandparents, Musings, photo of the week

I posted recently about one grandmother; here’s the other – my father’s mother.  We shared a birthday date, and I realized recently that on several occasions a gift was given that the two of us would share.  This, I think, was one of a few board games I remember playing with her.  She and I […]

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53 and a duck

April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 100 Days Project, College students, Education, family, Grandparents, Musings, My Goals, retirement, Work

Now that the announcements has been made of who has earned the title Professor Emeritus at my college, I have to admit I am disappointed that one of them is not me.  I knew it wouldn’t be; even if simply that it requires 15 years of service, and I only have 14 years in.  I […]

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70 and memories of old..

March 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, Children, family, Grandparents, Musings, retirement, time

I really had to reflect upon the passage of time today.  Retirement is not only about moving on from this phase of my career and professional life, but I came to realize this morning that it has to be as well a reflection on the passage of time. Early this morning, I got up to […]

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92 days and a question

March 1st, 2014 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, Children, Grandparents, Musings, My Goals, retirement, time, Work

At the Farmer’s Market this morning, someone asked me, after beginning with the comment that I didn’t have to answer if it was too personal, how was I feeling about this transition to my self-identity in this concept of retiring?  What a good question! I’m not sure.  I know that I’ve asked several retirees about […]

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