Monthly Archives: April 2008


I came across this quote in my morning reading and wanted to capture it here: Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Wondering…

where I have been…I have been helping plan this: VaHomeschoolers Homeschool Enrichment Seminar Science Museum of Virginia 2500 West Broad Street Richmond, Virginia   April 26, 2008 There is still time to register online so if you are in the … Continue reading

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Hokie Spirit Defines Virginia Tech a Year Later

  I think that the message sent out by the Va Tech Alumni Association says it well so I will just post their message here: Hokie Spirit defines Virginia Tech a year later… Last April, the world’s attention focused on … Continue reading

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$5/month For My Peace of Mind

Back in November I found out about an online backup service called Mozy. For $5 a month, you get unlimited online backup. The software is easy to use. The intitial backup did take an extremely long time to run (I … Continue reading

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The Things You Hear as a Mom

When asked why he was sitting on the floor whining, Kyle responded: It is only because Jason dropped the dog on me… (and yes, he was talking about Ellie…)

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The Great Sunflower Project

A friend just forwarded information about The Great Sunflower Project which looks like a lot of fun. By watching and recording the bees at sunflowers in your garden, you can help us understand the challenges that bees are facing. It … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Note to Self: Buy jumper cables. 2nd Note to Self: It is perfectly ok to listen to your iPod for an hour through your car radio while the boys are in gymnastics. It is not a good idea to turn … Continue reading

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Another Benefit of Video Games

Brotherly Tolerance Cooperation  

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Author Philip Pullman’s Guardian Bookclub Podcast

I have been meaning to post a link to this podcast of a discussion with Philip Pullman for awhile now: In this month’s Christmas book club, John Mullan turns his attention to Philip Pullman’s expansive, magnificent His Dark Materials trilogy.Listen … Continue reading

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Audio Books for Kids Resource

I just got an email from my favorite place to buy audio books, Audible, and it looks like they are opening an separate site just for kids audio books, called…wait for it…Audible Kids. It actually looks pretty fun…I can’t tell … Continue reading

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