Category Archives: My Observations

Speaking of Faith

A friend (thanks Dena!) introduced me to American Public Radio’s Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett program awhile ago and I have been meaning to mention it here. From their website: Krista takes a narrative, or first-person, approach to religious … Continue reading

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Where’s Ben When You Need Him?

When I read things like this, I really wish that Benjamin Franklin was still around to remind us that: Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. I find it … Continue reading

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Want To Feel Good About Your Body?

I found links on Broadsheet to a whole host of articles with before and after photos of magazine covers. It seems that Photoshop retouching has taken on a life of its own. Check out these before and after photos of … Continue reading

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An ad that almost worked…

So I saw an ad on Salon.com this morning that definitely caught my attention. It was for the “Washlet”. The first time I saw it, I was amused. But then it kept popping up as I was reading articles and … Continue reading

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My newest guilty pleasure…

I admit it. I love the BBC version of Robin Hood. I had seen the previews about this new (to America…also check out the BBC website) series and thought that the boys would find it fun (what boy does not … Continue reading

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Mistaken for Wahoos…

Got a call from the University of Virginia tonight looking for Mr. Elms. When I told her that he was not here, she wanted to know a better time to call. Wondering why on earth UVA would be calling us, … Continue reading

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Should have known better…

then to shop for winter boots in February. Went to two stores today and all we could find was sandals. This is one of the drawbacks of living in Virginia…we have occasional bouts of heavy snow, but most of the … Continue reading

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Can I rave about my new computer bag?

I finally got the Crumpler Computer bag for my laptop that I have been waiting for (I got the “The Luncheon”) and can I just say that I absolutely love it? I had a nice enough leather bag for my … Continue reading

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Promo for OOTP (Harry Potter 5)

The buzz is starting for the next HarryPotter movie, Order of the Phoenix, due out in July. You can find an HBO Sneak Peak as well as the movie trailer at the HPANA site. Jason was totally thrilled and now … Continue reading

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Technology Today Part II

I wrote a post a few days ago about how cool it was that I was able to find the name and then download Sting’s incredible new album, Songs from the Labyrinth all in less then 20 minutes and without … Continue reading

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Please Vote Tuesday (special note to Virginia voters)

In case anyone forgets, Tuesday is election day across the US. And I have to say that I will be very happy to have it done with finally! Being in Northern Virginia, we have been hit by television ads for … Continue reading

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Technology Today

Still trying to figure out if the all the technology we have in this day and age is a good thing or not. But I have to say that it is pretty cool most times. After all, it makes this … Continue reading

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Eye Opening Video on Beauty

Check out this Dove video that is making the rounds. I knew that all photos of models were re-touched to get rid of blemishes and whatnot. I did not really realize that they actually change the features (enlarge the eyes … Continue reading

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10 Random Things

Steph over at A Room of Her Own tagged me for this one. I was looking for something fun to blog about (I have a bunch of things floating around in my mind but nothing gelling) and I think that … Continue reading

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Old Friends

Just got back from a reunion for my high school band. I only live about an hour away from where I went to high school, but decided to crash at my friend Denise’s house for the weekend anyways. Three other … Continue reading

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Examples of Good “About” Information

In the comments for my prior post about Quick Note to Website and Blog Designers Lesa asked “would you mind giving some examples of what you’re looking for” Sure! I’ll use LibraryThing as an example. If you go to their … Continue reading

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Quick Note to Website and Blog Designers

Please, please, please. If you have a website or blog for informational or business purposes, include a one or two sentance summary of what your site is all about. I am not talking about personal sites, just those that either … Continue reading

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Politics Should Not Affect What and How Our Kids Learn (Part 1)

Politics was not the main reason that we started homeschooling. But I am becoming increasingly frustrated when I see how much politics influences how our kids are taught and increasingly glad that I do not have to deal with it. … Continue reading

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The heat finally hit us (and some thoughts on being productive)

I had been secretly gloating thankful that we did not seem to be getting hit with the heat wave that has been hitting everyone else across the country. The past couple of weeks have been very pleasant…in the 80s during … Continue reading

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What I Learned During Our Trip to Chicago

We made it to Chicago! The trip went relatively smoothly and we met up with Jeff’s folks and had a great time with the rest of the Elms’ today. Here is what we have learned on our trip so far: … Continue reading

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