Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

| July 25, 2020

The old grey goose is dead. What’s more is that we know how she died: in the milk pond, standing on her head. We know this because the song gave us a visual image. I was in kindergarten when I got the gruesome details of the pitiful death of a goose. Every single day I […]

Six Ways to Build Community in Your Parish

| November 6, 2009

We’re outgrowing our church … and it’s all Fr. Felipe’s fault. Well, not fault. Credit. The fact is, we’ve had our pastor only a short time but he’s awakened so much of the parish. Since he got here, we’ve had a phenomenal adult retreat, several great retreats for teens, small faith communities forming, numerous Bible […]

Absent with Leave

| September 30, 2009

(or at least an excuse.) I’m sorry, gentle reader, for my neglect. You see, we have recently undergone a certain life change in our home. To be more accurate, I’m the one who has changed status, from SAHM to student. I’ve gone back to school to study for a Master-In-Teaching degree. It’s all rather exciting, […]

Phonics Resources

| November 24, 2008

As some of you know, we are teaching our four year old to read. Now, he’s a very bright child, but he is also hyperactive, and sometimes has a hard time sitting still long enough to really learn. He also has an extremely literal language style, so sometimes we need to approach a subject from […]

More on History Odyssey

| June 21, 2008

I’m posting again on History Odyssey, because two people left questions about it it the comments. Now that I’ve had a little experience it’s time for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well, the bad isn’t terribly bad. So I’ll start there. Basically, it does require preparation in the sense that you kind of […]

Here We Go A-Wasl-ing

| April 26, 2004

It’s that time of year again: the students in Washington State schools walk through their disrupted school days with the burden of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning on their shoulders. Dire warnings follow them about the need to pass the test and the importance of making their school look good. Every student must pass, […]