There is something about flying a kite that brings so many smiles and much joy, if the kite stays in the air, that is. This week we took almost all the kids to fly kites. (Number 4 was at a birthday party.) It was just a quick trip to a local field on a semi-windy […]
Last week I told you about how the man known as the father of vaccination, Dr. Edward Jenner, developed the first widely used smallpox vaccine. In addition to being fond of milkmaids and developing vaccines, Dr. Jenner was a surgeon, studied heart problems and natural history (the study of organisms in their own environment). Was […]
For me, H will always be for Helen. Helen was one of my sisters. She was the sibling closest in age to me, but she was 10 years older than me. Helen was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that failed to allow proper drainage of the fluid in her head while she was in utero. […]
I am a big proponent of pets for kids. It teaches them responsibility and gives them a sense of pride. Pets can help a shy kid gain more confidence and can help a hyperactive child learn to slow down to gain the animal’s trust. I grew up on a semi-farm and had horses, goats, rabbits, […]
OK, if you have flu right now, you probably don’t want to read this post. In fact, you should go to bed and sleep. But since the flu season is winding down, I thought it might be safe to talk about why I think flu is cool. No, I don’t think having flu is cool. […]
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