Category Archives: Big Bang

The Muddiness of Mud

For Christmas 1978 I received a 1979 Calendar. It was The Dennis Lee and Frank Newfeld Alligator Pie Calendar with delightful drawings (by Frank Newfeld) and an accompanying poem for each month (by Dennis Lee). Most of these poems I can still recite … Continue reading

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Strip-Mining

Watch this video: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66 (it’s 20 minutes long, but it’s truly brilliant). Then read this article: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=503829 (and if you think the situation is different in Canada, for the most part you would be wrong.) You may also perform these tasks in … Continue reading

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Why so tense Mom?

I sometimes have moments when everything becomes clear. I understand why my hair is going grey, why I suffer from tension headaches, and why there always needs to be beer in the fridge. This afternoon, I had one of those … Continue reading

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Who was that masked man?

Whew! Is he gone? I didn’t want to say anything bad about 2008 while he was still in the room, but like, WOAH! Where did that year COME from? AND a leap year to boot so we got to enjoy his company … Continue reading

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Set your Tivos

For those of you that have not yet read The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, (I may have mentioned it once or twice on this here bjournal) here’s your chance to get some information without having to read word … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord: Proof!

Last week, I got the brilliant idea to get my daughter’s working memory and processing speed re-tested in order to see if there was any empirical evidence to back up our anecdotal observations that Fast ForWord has helped her cognitive … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord: Changes — II

Prompted by a comment from Melanie and quite literally, the hundreds of people that have reached my site using Fast ForWord as their search string, I thought it might just be time to elaborate on the changes I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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I’m in!

I’m taking the plunge. I’m going to participate in National Novel Writing Month in November. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, and then a couple of blogs I stalk read are also participating, so I felt it was … Continue reading

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We think so you don’t have to

I have been so irritated by these ongoing series of London Drugs commercials that I feel I must say something. First, to get you all up to speed, one of the offending commercials:     To be fair to the … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord — Language to Reading

I know it’s been a while since I said anything about Fast ForWord. Some time ago I posted about the first module my kids did called Language. I thought I should probably also let you know about the 2nd module, … Continue reading

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