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A Place to Stand. A Place to Grow.

This is home: This is my landscape. (No, I don’t live in the woods unfortunately. This is actually a five minute drive away). It’s right on the edge of the Carolinian forest zone of Southern Ontario. I’ve gotten to know … Continue reading

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The Next Top Superhero

It’s easy to look at the headlines today and get scared. We do, after all, have the following issues dominating the news cycle on a regular basis: Global Warming Nuclear Proliferation Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Presidential Tweeting If Hollywood tells us … Continue reading

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Respect, Obedience and Civilized Society

Ever get into a debate with someone and then come up with the perfect response later and never get the opportunity to use it? That is why I am writing today…. A couple of months ago, I got into an … Continue reading

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Pathways to Education: A Tutor’s Journey

Over the past two years, I have found myself in a room full of high school students, trying to remember trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA!), explaining artificial insemination to a blushing young girl, reviewing the intricacies of cellular division, helping to research racial … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A beautiful spring day! Perfect for learning to ride your first two wheeler! We live on a steep hill, so my husband and I take the kids out to find a good spot. Down the block and around the corner, … Continue reading

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Apples or iPads? Inequality and Fundraising in Schools

  Backpack Surprises When I open up my child’s backpack, there are many things I don’t like to find. Used Kleenex, punctured containers of yogurt, and an open water bottle next to a library book, are some good examples. Those … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

It started with a knitted pale pink hat with a pompom. How I hated that stupid pink pompom. On top of that, NO ONE wore hats at school, and especially not homemade pink ones with pompoms. They all wore earmuffs … Continue reading

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