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August 2018

August 2018

August started with our big trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. The following week we had all our back to school activities and school started on Thursday. Cooper has the same teacher he had last year (she moved up to 3rd grade) and Ellen has the same 1st grade teacher Cooper did. It’s nice to already know these teachers and know what to expect. Cooper’s favorite thing about 3rd grade is every kid gets a chrome book that they use…

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Leon F. Olsen

Leon F. Olsen

Most of my memories of my grandfather revolve around his library. It was where he was most at home. ┬áHe started collecting books at the age of 12. At night, he would climb out of his bedroom window and catch nightcrawlers which he would sell to fisherman. He would make $20-$30 worth of book money a summer. Before he passed, he chose a book to give to each of the grandchildren – as if he were giving each of us…

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Children’s Books and Cynical Parents

Children’s Books and Cynical Parents

I am a female with a degree in English and I have never read Pride and Prejudice. I fear more shocking words have never been uttered. Not only that, but my emphasis was in teaching and I was never one of those English majors that loved the Classics. I read them, appreciated them, even enjoyed a small handful, but I greatly preferred more modern literature. (Dear would-have-been-students, I apologize for leaving the field of teaching and leaving you under the…

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Concise

Concise

I don’t have anything clever to say today. I do have some pictures of Cooper though (to appease the family). It was a hard enough struggle to come up with the captions. Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel more verbose. Till tomorrow.

Where the Wild Things Are: 5 Things

Where the Wild Things Are: 5 Things

1. This was one of my favorite books as a child. My dad read it with such enthusiasm. 2. The movie is okay. Definitely a lot of extrapolation. 3. When I was pregnant I really wanted to make a sign for Cooper’s bedroom that said, “Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!” but some people told me that would be asking for it. Well, I decided not to listen. 4. The book is on the list of banned books. (Because what child…

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