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I threw off the yoke of corporate oppression for the apron of domestic aggression

New Year’s Resolution: Do Something. Also, Some News.

In 2014, I started doing two things that put a severe cramp in my free time: working, and walking/getting tortured weekly at the YMCA/eating vegetables. Last week, it occurred to me that if someone were to ask me what I … Continue reading

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One false move and it’s all over…

A post that got tossed around a lot at the end of the school year was this story, telling us all about how to give your kids a 70’s summer. They’ll play outside all day! And make things out of … Continue reading

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Something Happened; It’s Unclear Exactly What

By now, most of you have heard some variation of this story. I slept through this overnight brouhaha, which happened overnight between Sunday and Monday. It took a while to get the official story, and lots of unofficial stories came out … Continue reading

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I’m a psyched as a spoon can be

Two weeks away! We will need tables, a couple of pop-up picnic tents, a movie screen, an air compressor to inflate things, 2 liter soda bottles and/or liquor bottles for ring toss, and water balloons (pre-filled please). Also, if you … Continue reading

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Up on the Housetop Tree Branch Falls…

… Dents the gutter but not the walls Now on the roof there’s a saggy spot We better patch it before there’s rot Oh ho ho, who has to go? Oh ho ho, with a rake in tow-OH Up on the … Continue reading

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Tales from the Walking Trail: Something NOISY.

Greetings, humans! Today, we heard something coming from the park and we wanted to investigate. And when you want to investigate something in the park, do you bring something dumb and useless like a cat? No, you bring the best … Continue reading

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School Buzz: iPad Minis Coming Soon to a Student Near You; Concert at O’Neill; DGS Veg-ges Out

District 58 sent an email to El Sierra parents yesterday afternoon informing them that the 1:1 Tablet Program (iPad Minis) has been expanded to include all grades but kindergarten: “After careful consideration, we are proud to announce that at El … Continue reading

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Tales from the Walking Trail: Secret Messages!

Greetings, humans! It is Moxie. Today Master took me for my walk in my awesome exciting award-winning park, and we found something extra exciting: human messages! I am always finding messages in the park. Mostly they are things like “Daisy tinkled here” … Continue reading

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I Believe There’s Been a Breach of Fun Run Ettiquette

I can see a fun run massing outside my house, and police cars and golf carts are cruising around. Yet I received no flyer to warn me of such an event. There is a chance it was delivered but flew … Continue reading

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Too Many Fundraisers? But So Much Need!

I think it’s great our middle schoolers are not only aware of what terrible things happen in the world outside our happy little suburban American bubble, but are willing to do something about it. If you can, you should go and … Continue reading

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