Monthly Archives: December 2013

Feeling the Spark — ReKindling my Enthusiasm for Books and Libraries

Last year I posted a story about damaging my Kindle and how that experience reawakened my love for books. Now, my Kindle is lost. I misplaced it, left it somewhere, put it away and forgot where, I don’t know. But … Continue reading

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Pot Smokers and Schizophrenic Patients May Share Similar Brain Changes

Originally posted on Health & Family:
The latest data suggest that it’s possible to be a pothead. Teens who were heavy marijuana smokers, smoking every day for about three years, had more difficulty performing memory tasks and had abnormal brain…

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Put guns in the schools, because that’s the only sane thing to do

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:
We all understand how this works by now, don’t we? There was a shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday. It was headline news for about 43 minutes, then it became a…

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Challenges and Changes

I skipped church yesterday morning. By that I mean I went to the church, drove there with my family, stepped into the building, shook hands with some friends, made a cup of coffee, and even carried my stuff into the … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela — A Legacy of Love and Grace

My experience with Nelson Mandela came later than it should have. I was in 6th grade when he was released from prison. I don’t remember being aware of what was going on. I wasn’t much of a news watcher as … Continue reading

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Teens Who Can’t Sleep Have Friends That Can’t Sleep

Originally posted on Health & Family:
Social ties may be the true culprit behind adolescents’ disrupted sleep habits. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati studied a group of 1,000 teens aged 12 to 15 from the Study of Early Child Care and…

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Relief and Heartache

My heart is split in two right now. On the one hand, my problem student was absent today. The class was outstanding. We opened our textbook, read and discussed some background information on The Canterbury Tales, and talked about characterization. … Continue reading

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