Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Modern Take On A Classic

The passing of Steve Jobs recently caused a lot of people to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how our aspirations, expectations, communications, and occupations have changed over the last 30 years.  My mom’s generation was full of “firsts” that any modern family takes for granted these days – first refrigerator and television to […]

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Trust

I’ve been a teacher since 1996.  As a service professional, I haveI’ve been a teacher since 1996.  As a service professional, I have been exposed to people and situations of all types.  School shootings have been close geographically and professionally, and threats of malicious adults in this and other contexts have always loomed, but more […]

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Imbibe, Guttate October 8th, 2011

Image above taken without permission from SparkleBerrySprings.com. I love biology, because it gives me so much insight into the natural world that I can see, touch, smell, taste, and feel, particularly when we’re out on hikes. I love teaching biology, as it affords me an opportunity to share the beauty of the natural world in […]

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Camp

My childhood is flooded with memories outside, and if you ever want to make my day, you’ll suggest getting out to go camping.  My parents saw camping as a great chance to get outside to the natural beauty of Oregon, and vacation without the hefty fees of amusement parks and hotel rooms.  My brother, sister, […]

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Dress Up

When I was (just) a little girl, my mother sang to me “Que sera,” a song that enumerates any number of things that a girl might strive to be.  “Will I be pretty?  Will I be rich?”  the song went.  In this Halloween season, girls and boys alike derive for themselves what they might be, […]

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