Archive | May, 2006

The Decline and Fall of Education

Harvard’s crisis of standards Does the world�s most prestigious university deserve its stellar reputation? A recent graduate has his doubts. Wow!  A great article that clearly discerns the crisis in higher education at America’s premier institution of higher learning. Which crisis incidentally is not unique to Harvard, but is in fact nearly universal in our […]

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Baby Quilt Photos

I finished the baby quilt last Sunday and have finally got around to shooting and uploading photos. This is the fourth baby quilt I’ve made and the ninth quilt. I little thought when I made my first quilt back in 2003 that I’d soon be making one for my own baby. I’m pretty proud of […]

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Why have I never see this?

The Dragon and the Phoenix blog has this awesome picture of a little fetal foot pressing through the skin of mom’s belly. I’ve seen others like it, little hands and feet. I’ve even heard tell of people seeing little faces pressed up against mom’s belly. All I ever see is an unidentifiable wave of movement. […]

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A question of language

I’m currently about halfway through The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn, a fascinating book. It’s quite hard to put down. This isn’t a review; I’ll probably write a wrap-up later once I’m done with the book. Instead, I’ve been musing about a tangential question. At first, even though I picked […]

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from my sister

A new meme: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open it to page 161. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions. 5. Don’t search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you. “Oedipus’ unmaking and remaking, his central […]

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I’m in my 39th week of pregnancy. My belly is huge and taut like a drum. Though everyone who sees me says I don’t look that far along. Well, I feel that far along. When the baby moves… and she does it frequently, she has periods as long as an hour at a time when […]

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