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It’s That Time of Year…

… and no, at least not at this point in time, I am not talking about the annual collegiate basketball March Madness. I am talking about the annual ritual at my house of Division B Science Olympiad Regionals. About seven years ago, I started volunteering as a coach for my school district’s division B (meaning… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year…

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70’s Energy Crisis Hangover

I remember the long gas lines. I remember getting gas only on days that corresponded with the last number on your license plate (odd/even). I know I am dating myself but having had an environmental outlook and education since I was young, these things tended to be more in my mind than other things that… Continue reading 70’s Energy Crisis Hangover

Family · Just my Thoughts

How do you, as a parent, live with a college student?

I always thought this was a question I needed to examine only for college breaks. Believe it or not, last year with three kids in college, none of them had the same spring break. This made dealing with the external things – extra laundry, more food at meals – was not difficult. The more difficult… Continue reading How do you, as a parent, live with a college student?

Just my Thoughts · Religion

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

  Okay, so it is French. And we all know that Mardi Gras is coming. Right? Anyway, Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez translates literally into Leave the Good Times Roll . I don’t remember every celebrating a real Mardi Gras – real in the bead-throwing/bead-collecting, alcohol drinking, breast baring way. So here are the childhood… Continue reading Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, LET IT SNOW!!!

Well, I thought I had an image but can’t find one. I love snow. It is amazing I have managed to live through this winter so far. It was in the 50s at the beginning of January. We have had negligible snowfall since October. It has just been weird. Cold, we have had. Snow, we… Continue reading Let it Snow, Let it Snow, LET IT SNOW!!!

Just my Thoughts · School Sports

Mountaineer Basketball

I have to admit I do not like watching basketball on television. I am not even sure I like watching basketball in person but if I have to, college ball is the way to go. So it is a cold February Saturday and I am flipping around – anything to not watch another episode of… Continue reading Mountaineer Basketball

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What was your favorite song of 2006?

I have to say that my favorite song of 2006 is “Not Ready to Make Nice.” In case you were spending last year under a rock, it was sung and written by the Dixie Chicks. The song is a synopsis of the behaviour they endured after Natalie Maines made some comment about GWBush while in… Continue reading What was your favorite song of 2006?

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Monthly Visit – Aspirations 2007

Okay, so my initial thought was to do a monthly post that had a breakdown of what I was going to be doing to help reach my aspirations for 2007. I have not really done more than treat them like resolutions to date – something to write down and then leave aside. Aspirations 2007 (look… Continue reading Monthly Visit – Aspirations 2007