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Stay Calm, Leave Room For Gratitude

(This post is identical to the one I posted earlier today on my book’s blog, OurAmazingDays.com. The two blogs overlap so much, a merge may be forthcoming. Meanwhile, I want to share this here, too.) I’ve been noticing lately that … Continue reading

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Metal Bowls and Memories

My family and I are making room for the coming multitude of My Amazing Day board books, so on Sunday we had a garage sale. We did fine with sales, but when it was over there was also quite a … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Thank You, Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge

I’m feeling sentimental about the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Today is the last day it will carry traffic. My earliest memories of the bridge are as a child, slumped in the back seat on long rides … Continue reading

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What’s Right in Front of You

I missed my cousin’s wedding yesterday. It was the union of two people I am so glad get to have a life together. Much of my family, including my husband and son, were there, but I stayed home nursing an … Continue reading

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Lemon Tree, Very Pretty

We were lucky to move into a house a few years ago with an established Meyer lemon tree. The tree has been prolific. Once I invited a friend to collect some lemons for her daughter’s school event. She stopped by … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy Science!

Inspired by this article, my 7-year old son and I began candy science experiments in our kitchen this morning. Whatever prompted me to suggest this possibility before school, when usually just getting out of the house is a challenge, must … Continue reading

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Remembering Paul Wellstone

My alma mater, Carleton College, has a fitting graduation tradition for a school that so values its instruction. New graduates walk through an aisle lined by professors on both sides. In addition to its symbolic significance, the moment offers an … Continue reading

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