Archive for December, 2012

No Dummy

Posted on December 20, 2012 2:55 pm under General
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Calico finished the semester with five A’s and one B and her mother is certainly proud of her. She is already preparing for next semester’s classes. Although she has taken the prerequisite course for a Data Structures class, the comparable class here uses a different programming language. She picked up one of those Dummies books and has completed about half of it. By the time she returns to classes, she should have no problem following the course material.

It’s a shame that the transition from college programming to workplace programming isn’t as simple. It’s not the fault of the classes or the instructors; it’s just that real life is far more complex than any class.   Read more »

Social Opportunity

Posted on December 19, 2012 12:27 am under Family
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When we decided to homeschool Miss Muffin, some of our relatives expressed concern that she would not have an opportunity for socialization. In the subsequent years, we have heard that thought expressed by friends, neighbors and complete strangers.

While traditional schools do offer opportunities for interaction, they are not the only place where socialization occurs. Read more »

Model Citizens

Posted on December 16, 2012 1:59 am under Microfiction
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Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was undeniable.

Succinctly Yours Week 91

Posted on December 15, 2012 4:26 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for Monday, Dec. 17th


Word of the Week:undeniable

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Roller Coaster Day

Posted on December 14, 2012 10:59 pm under General
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Today began so comfortably. Calico finished her final exams yesterday and this morning we took plenty of time to chat as we enjoyed our coffee. Those days have been rare since her classes and work study job have had her rushing out of the house most mornings. Eventually she left to return a rental book and run a few errands, but the good feeling lingered. Miss Muffin and I enjoyed the antics of her kitten, who is determined to open the door to my bedroom.
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