Monthly Archives: August 2008

Grand Opening

Here’s some pics from the Grand Opening of our new outdoor living space (too much HGTV!) Or is it the closing of the summer season party? Below is a slideshow of the 20 photos. Click here for the original page … Continue reading

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First Day

I had the students write three words that describe themselves. I used an online tool to make a word map. See here. I posted a bunch of iterations.

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Landscaping Updates I

The final touches before the Grand Opening (minus sod). Below is a slideshow of the 7 photos. Click here for the original page (opens in new window). No iframe support

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Landscaping Updates H

The end is almost here, which is good because school starts next week. The pavers were done until the gates were installed (just a little refitting needed). Sod and mulch are scheduled for this weekend, but it’s raining today, and … Continue reading

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What They Do and Say
plus Are You Smarter Than a 9th Grader?

The authoritarian right has held sway for quite a while now. This is their latest attempt at consolidating their power (from via): A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open … Continue reading

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plus Are You Smarter Than a 9th Grader?

What Extremism Counts?

As we have seen from the reaction to the bombing of the federal office building in Oklahoma City, home-grown right-wing anti-government extremists are people we can live with. This is also seen in our lack of reaction to the occasional … Continue reading

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Landscaping Updates G

Below is a slideshow of the 14 photos. Click here for the original page (opens in new window). No iframe support

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What Is It You’re Trying Not To Say?

I almost went by this: (from via) It was the strongest public assertion yet that Iraq is demanding a timeline. My curiosity made me read it twice. And again. Alone like this, this statement from a Reuters story could mean … Continue reading

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Landscaping Updates F

Below is a slideshow of the 8 photos. Click here for the original page (opens in new window). No iframe support

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The Conventions Are Coming

Given that half of eligible voters don’t vote, it’s no surprise that those who do vote pay little attention to the election process also. Voting is treated like a school project. Oh it’s due in November? Yeah, I’m working on … Continue reading

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