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Hermann Park with a friend

December 21st, 2012 by Joyce

As it was the day of the solstice, we waited for the sun to shine through the ball at the top of the gnomon.  Of course it was cloudy right at noon, but we waited around a bit and the clouds cleared enough to see the beam shining through.  Wikipedia says had we a white […]

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Election Day

November 7th, 2012 by Joyce

Several days ago, I was driving C&D back toward home from dance class and stopped at a red light in front of our local early voting polling location.  The polling location parking lot was full, so while I sat at the light I watched people of all shapes and ages and colors and dress enter […]

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Use Your Feet with Pedestrian Pete

May 8th, 2012 by Joyce · 2 Comments

One of the reasons we moved to this neighborhood is that we would be able to walk and bike more than we could in our old neighborhood. At the time, we were expecting a new light rail line a block over with a series of improvements for pedestrian access though the neighborhood.  Six years later, […]

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Home/School Home/Work

November 22nd, 2011 by Joyce

A layer of onion skin viewed by the new-to-us American Optical One-Ten trinocular scope with a Celestron digital imager via Gnome’s Cheese software.

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If you give a mouse a cookie

August 29th, 2011 by Joyce · 1 Comment

  he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.  If you give us a clogged condensate line coming from our air conditioner last Sunday night just after we send C&D to bed, we’ll realize that we can’t really unplug it.  So, we use a hacksaw and cut it open.  We could just add a […]

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Ice-skating Friends

March 21st, 2011 by Joyce

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Just another day at home/school

February 25th, 2011 by Joyce · 3 Comments

When people find out I homeschool, one of the first questions they usually ask is, “What curriculum do you use?” I’m getting used to answering the question, just like I had to learn how to answer the question that inevitably came after “Are they twins?”: “Are they identical?” No, they’re not identical. Without getting too […]

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