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Movie Review: Christopher Robin

Probably the worst part of this film is that some people may think that it tells even a based on a true story origin story for the beloved Winnie The Pooh series.  It doesn’t.  The real life Christopher Robin didn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Stood By A Lake: Volume 1

I Stood By A Lake:  Volume 1, written by Jolimichel Robinson, illustrated by Ron Cunningham [Note:  This book was sent to me free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  A copy of the book … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bad Kids

Sometimes the context in which one watches a movie makes a big difference in how one views it.  Last night I went to the house of one of my fellow CASAs in Washington County, Oregon, along with almost 20 other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Knock At A Star

Knock At A Star:  A Child’s Introduction To Poetry, by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy From childhood I have been interested in poetry.  Like many children of my generation I wrote silly limericks as as kid [1] and read … Continue reading

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Book Review: House Held Up By Trees

House Held Up By Trees, by Ted Kooser It is not uncommon for odd poems (or song lyrics) [1] to be turned into full-length illustrated books, and that is exactly what this book is.  Admittedly, this book is a lot … Continue reading

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Rodeado

Today was the kids’ rodeo [1] hosted by the pastor of our congregation, and I had the chance to arrive there somewhat early and leave somewhat late, as everything was winding down.  Being a bit hobbled still, I chose to … Continue reading

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An Encounter With A Frozen Prey Animal

It is sometimes hard to keep the children in focus, to get them to stop trying to climb one like a tree or to put their hands one’s pockets or to want to be carried back to their dorms, when … Continue reading

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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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