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Book Review: Secrets To Your Successful Domestic Adoption

Secrets To Your Successful Domestic Adoption:  Insider Advice To Create Your Forever Family Faster, by Jennifer Joyce Pedley I want to state at the outset, because this could be misunderstood, that I reviewed this book as part of my own … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Parent’s Guide To Choosing A School In Yamhill County

A Parent’s Guide To Choosing A School In Yamhill County, by the C.S. Lewis Academy At first glance, there would appear to be two very good reasons why I would not find this guide particularly relevant. For one, I am … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

For some people, the title of this particular entry may seem as a bit of a joke.  How can you be ready for kindergarten?  When I was growing up, I had no preschool or head start of any kind and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bro Code For Parents

The Bro Code For Parents:  What To Expect When You’re Awesome, by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn This may be the worst parenting book of all time [1].  In looking at this book, I had a hard time thinking of … Continue reading

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Imaginary Conversation With A Children’s Lawyer

I’m sure that you would rather I go to court with the children I am assigned to represent in family trials, but I assure you that you do not pay me enough to spend more time than I have to … Continue reading

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Two Children In A Courtroom

To a blond cherubic child, a courtroom seems a fine place to explore on hands and knees, crawling under benches filled with well-dressed and solemn adults speaking seriously about serious things.  But he is held back by his father, who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Animal That Drank Up Sound

The Animal That Drank Up Sound, by William Stafford, illustrated by Debra Frasier How does one review a book like this one?  I am no stranger to reviewing books by William Stafford [1], and I have even read a children’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyone Out Here Knows: A Bigfoot Tale

Everyone Out Here Knows:  A Bigfoot Tale, with words by William Stafford and illustrated by Angelina Marino-Heidel As someone who is fond of cryptozoology [1] and who has read a wide variety of William Stafford’s work [2], there is much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy:  A Novel, by Shanthi Sekaran This is possibly the worst novel I have read in some time.  There are bad books that are bad because they are incoherent and lack attention to structure, and there are bad books … Continue reading

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The Chicken Whisperer Is In

Recently, some friends of mine got a few little chicks to add to their small collection of poultry because they were in need of hens to balance the gender ratio of their brood.  I was sympathetic to the plight of … Continue reading

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