Category: Parts of Speech

Moods of a young child are fleeting

?The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four?of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.? ?Jim Trelease, ?The Read-Aloud Handbook,? 1985

An attosecond is one quintillionth of a second. It?s the amount of time it takes for light to travel the length of three hydrogen atoms. And the length of time needed for an atomic nucleus to recoil. It?s also?scientifically proven I think?the estimated time for a preschooler?s attitude to change.

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Techno-frugality grows in popularity

?In reality I knew that moms are the power consumers who make many purchasing decisions for their families. But I am happy to see the tides are turning, the age of the "power mom" is upon us.? ?Beth Blecherman, founder and CTM (Chief Technology Mom) of techmamas.com   Frugality is the word of the day for my generation. When our […]

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You don?t need a calendar to recall

?You tell this very, very simple, specific story about this guy and this kid and this one journey; then, hopefully, people start to think about the bigger picture of the families and the loss of life and the sacrifice.? ? Actor Kevin Bacon By the calendar, I?m running late with a story about Memorial Day. Having a date to circle […]

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What would you do if you could?

?Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.? ?Mark Cain It?s been a week of spontaneity. Walking across the world, participation in a ?rescue? to help children caught in the middle of a foreign civil war, planning a missions trip to a remote part of Asia and contact duck-duck-goose. I couldn?t personally fit all these into my […]

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Exploring other beliefs can be helpful

?The mind is like a parachute?it only works when it?s open.? ?Lily Tomlin   How many times have you had it all figured out and then realized you didn?t? Instead of having everything spelled out for us from the get-go, we sometimes have to learn it the hard way, or at least the slow way. It?s the reason movies like […]

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Which half of the brain to engage?

Want to be a reliable eyewitness? Close your right eye. Tunneling your vision through your left eye only will give you a better chance of accurately remembering the details.

According to an April 2008 study reported in the British newspaper, The Times, it?s all about the hemispheres of the brain. The left side deals in logic, the right side deals in emotions.

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Dare we confess our teenage idiocies?

?797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.? ?From 2002 report by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention   Eventually, we all reach the age when we?re comfortable confessing our teenage idiocies to our parents. Actually, the word […]

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White lies: A parent?s teaching tool

?There are times that when truth and kindness conflict, one ought to choose kindness, especially when a little honesty is better than a lot.? ?Leroy Jack Syrop If I was the betting type, and I am, I?d wager most parents have stretched the truth a time or two with their kids. It?s probably not the best strategy to take in […]

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Women are prepared to take their place

?I?m not for women in any job. I don?t want any of want them around. Thank God we don?t have any in the cabinet…. I don?t think a woman should be in any government job whatever. I mean, I really don?t. The reason why I do is mainly because they are erratic. And emotional. Men are erratic and emotional, too, […]

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Suggestion has become an art form

We propose a Civility Check that can accurately tell whether the e-mail you?re about to send is angry and caution you, ?Warning?this appears to be an uncivil e-mail. Do you really and truly want to send it?? ?Excerpt from ?Nudge? by Richard Thaler and Cass. R. Sunstein Experiments on human behavior are in full force inside stalls of the men?s […]

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