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As Near as You Can Get, I Had a Perfect Childhood
When I was a kid, growing up on Orcas Island, Washington, my father built me a playhouse in the backyard beneath a copse of shady evergreens. It wasnt a fancy house, just four sheets of plywood, a fla...
5/4/12 at 5:29 PM
Back to School Part Two: Student Teaching
The semester was under way. I was in full swing teaching English: flinging the verbage and nounage and adjectiveage in my best Minnesotanese. And though it may seem a more boring or ordinary example ...
3/10/12 at 9:22 AM
A New Plateaus Christmas: )
Let's go back to my year in China for a moment. In fact, let's turn it back exactly one year. I was walking into my adult English class with my $.45 Santa hat on that I bought at nearby stationary sto...
12/22/11 at 6:15 PM
1985: The Dreams of Children
Viewing a Bob Artley comic is like reading a loveletter to childhood....
10/14/10 at 6:00 PM
All day long, I've been antsy. I've had trouble concentrating. I feel sleepy, yet fidgety. No, I'm not coming down with a sudden case of ADHD, and yes, I got plenty of sleep last night. It's just the ...
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