Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bug Off

My daughter was talking with her five year old niece (my granddaughter). Payton had been skiing and reported there was a girl that was bugging her. When asked more about it, she said she tried her ignoring that she does … Continue reading

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Woodworking as Metaphor

I am building a file cabinet for my office. It strikes me an apt metaphor for what we do as teachers in the classroom. I begin with a vision, followed by making a clearly developed plan. I gather the materials … Continue reading

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Christmas Tools

My daughter is dating a young man that joined us for Christmas for the first time this year. I asked her what he might like for Christmas. She said, “He needs some basic tools for his house he is settling … Continue reading

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