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Playing games

I taught my 5-year-old chess. That may be me bragging a bit, but what else was I to do? She loves board games and I was sick of Candy Land. I had found this fantastic set of storybooks that explained how…

Separation anxiety

Or, I should say, lack thereof. My daughter started Kindergarten this week, certainly a big turning point in her life. Our lives. She isn’t around in the mornings anymore and it’s just me and her little brother. The two guys…

Buy this commercial building!

  Wanted: One intrepid entrepreneur to spruce up a recently vacated commercial building in my neighborhood. It was most recently a natural health clinic, but they have either moved on to a more suitable location or have gone out of…

Upgrading the city code

I’ll freely admit that I’m a nerd. I still do a marching band-like activity in my free time, I participate in marathon trivia contests, and I write horrible rough drafts of novels that will never be published in a span…

Digital literacy for my children

My son isn’t even two years old yet, but as of today he has an email address and an iCloud account. He joins his elder sister, who received both the email and the iCloud account with the iPod she received…

An unnecessary death

It’s always a shock when someone who has touched your life passes away, even more so for a teacher when it’s one of “your kids”. Such is the state I am in today upon learning of the death of Andrew…