Monthly Archives: October 2014

Grateful: Tiny Steps and Tech Tools

Here is the beginning of a journey I thought would be recovery from a tenodesis, the reconnection of a thickened tendon in my biceps muscle. What it turned out to be, what we feared it could be in the worst case, … Continue reading

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Grateful: Getting Ready

I’m trying to turn my worry into thinking forward about the limitations I’ll have after my upcoming shoulder surgery. I tested my pants drawer the other day and by gum, there’s no way I’ll get it open one-handed. I know … Continue reading

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My Week in Books #9: Another Fun Bunch of Picture Books

  This list of books is part of the wonderful bunch I was able to purchase with donations from Soundview School’s generous parent community. I’ve spent about half their donations on targeted books and library equipment. Next up I’ll be … Continue reading


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Thank You for the Borderlands: RIP Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Originally posted on Vikki VanSickle :
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 1927-2014 When I was a kid I got a box of books at a garage sale. I don’t remember how old I was. It was the summer, possibly between grades 3 and…

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Grateful: Sticky Spots

I worked at setting some longer-term goals today. After a long ride on the exercise bike, I sat down on the floor with my huge pad of newsprint and wrote down every goal I could think of for myself as … Continue reading

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