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The Teacher Learns
When you hold yourself out as an "expert" you can often forget that you are still a student. I love knowing that when I interact with my clients and customers that I often walk away with life lessons....
8/9/13 at 8:02 AM
Produce much more than fruit and vegetables out of the family garden
Growing a garden can be both fruitful and educational. In the garden, children can learn many things. First, when you start with tilling the land, children gain large motor skills because the tiller ...
6/2/13 at 9:45 AM Triangles everywhere 9/25/12 at 11:43 AM
Thank You Mary Adkins
Mary Adkins shared her amazing journey, a story of addiction, life, and learning. Thirty-five people came out; each for their own reason, on the coldest night of winter to hear Mary's heart story. We...
3/17/13 at 1:32 PM Communication between Teenage Parents and the Grandparents 1/29/12 at 10:33 AM
No...not again...when will we learn?
In my early days in emergency management I compiled a report about what has come to be known as the "Great White fire". That was the fire that was started when pyrotechnics were used in a Great White ...
1/28/13 at 11:12 AM What should we take away from Sandy? 11/3/12 at 11:20 AM
Moves like Jagger? 7/30/12 at 1:56 PM
Life's -- and Death's -- Lessons
I visited my father the other day. Generally, these visits consist of my kneeling before a concrete slab, embedded in which is a plaque bearing Dad's name and two salient dates. I tell him how much w...
1/10/13 at 2:06 PM
Financial Lessons in Daily Life
For the month of October I am participating in a 31 day event where bloggers post each day on different topics. I chose the topic of teaching kids about money and finances. It is important to start ...
10/4/12 at 5:26 AM
writing wednesdays: my takeaway on 'the help'
Have you read the book, The Help, or watched the movie? I'm pondering one of the lessons I took from my recent viewing of the film and hope you'll stop by Peace Garden Writer today to share any insig...
9/13/11 at 11:00 PM mama mondays: classroom full of...nothing 11/1/09 at 5:49 PM
What you can learn from Zappos' customer service
Its no secret that Zappos.com has stellar customer service. Theyve been written about in countless publications by many different folks. Their CEO, Tony Hsieh, answers tweets from customers and fans...
9/12/11 at 10:29 AM
Jobs That Teach Lessons
Rachel Farrells article for MSN (3/21/2011), 4 jobs everyone should have got me thinking about the importance of early career jobs. She listed four positions that she believes teach valuable lessonsse...
3/24/11 at 9:31 AM Lessons from a Football Franchise 2/8/11 at 4:24 PM
Can I count it as exercise - for ME?
When Leah was about 2 years old, I did a parent/tot gymnastics class with her. If you've never done such a class, here's how THIS one goes, at American Gold(which I chose for its location AND the sele...
3/16/11 at 1:59 PM
The lessons of kindergarten and Noah's Ark
Im sure most everyone is familiar with Robert Fulghums 1990 book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. In it, Fulghum says that the wisdom we glean about how to live, what to do and ho...
2/8/11 at 1:02 AM
Shoulda Learned to Play the Guitar
I got my new guitar today! It's a beautiful classical guitar, and I can't wait to play it! Unfortunately, I have to wait to play it. There's still work to do. On the bright side, I have some...
6/15/10 at 12:36 PM Almost Perfect But Not Quite 10/20/09 at 2:50 PM
Shoulda Learned to Play the Guitar 9/16/09 at 8:56 AM
Swimming Lesson Memories
We (my brother and I ) took swimming lessons every summer. Our Mother did not swim, she never learned to swim until very late in her life.. she was always scared of the water. Photo of the Osage Beac...
5/14/10 at 2:53 AM
Ask and you shall receive
For the last few months I have been helping the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association, of which I am a member, to do fundraising for the upcoming annual conference in New Orlean...
2/22/10 at 4:51 PM
Using Drama to Teach English
Get Your Act Together: Four Separate Ideas Using Drama to Teach English Lessons 1. HARD TALK &nbs...
2/15/10 at 11:00 PM More Math Quickie Lessons 12/12/09 at 10:00 AM
Science Quickie Lessons 10/26/09 at 11:00 PM