Monthly Archives: June 2012

Super Mario and Soccer 101

SUPER MARIO! Yes, I do know that this is the wrong one.  To tell the truth I know as little about Nintendo as I do about soccer. But just ask me about Quidditch! My husband and sons do not follow … Continue reading

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Archie’s Chair

Chairs have not changed much through history. I suppose they are an improvement over sitting cross-legged or squatting on the ground, and sitting on a bench for prolonged periods can be very uncomfortable. But… In the past few weeks I … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Cinderella?

  How dangerous is pink and pretty anyway? Being a princess is just make-believe, isn’t it? Does playing Cinderella shield little girls from early sexualization—or prime them for it? The other day I was prompted by family birthdays to think … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Freedom

Don’t you just love this image!? A prominent Catholic clergyman apparently celebrating the two-week long publicity campaign to support opposition to world opinion, common reason, and the decisions of the US government. Laughing, instead of weeping, or at least looking … Continue reading

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The Paper Bag Princess

June is the classic time for weddings. Another time I may tell you about hosting a wedding celebration in the garden here… without a tent, and without formal catering… and having a wonderful day! Every time it rains in June … Continue reading

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Loopholes

Our high school students are just finishing writing their final exams.  In Ontario we used to write provincial exams for grade thirteen  (university entrance)  that were submitted anonymously and marked by an outside panel.  I wrote them at Hill Park, … Continue reading

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The Danger of Overthinking

Yesterday I wrote about choice and about feeling paralysed by indecision when there are too many options. To day I found an article about thinking too much, over thinking, and therefore making errors and missing opportunities. Yes but… I must … Continue reading

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