Category Archives: Education

Raising Boys to Be HuMans

A few weeks ago, my 7 year old and I had the big talk. No, there were no birds chirping or bees buzzing, this was a different talk. A more important talk. As we were lying in bed reading a book, his little brother was making funny faces and dancing around. He looked at his […]

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An Idea a Day: #5 Good Bones

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Ok, so I slacked off on Friday and didn’t post my idea. It was for good reason. I had some decision making to do that was occupying all my mind power.  More on that next week, but for now here is the last post in my Idea a Day series. It has been a fun […]

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Hold the Bacon and Add a Side of Pickled Data


This morning I read an interesting article on NPR. The gist of the article explained how a restaurant was catching on to the value of tracking customer complaints globally so that they could start to analyze the data to determine if they are isolated incidents or if these are true trends amongst their patrons requiring […]

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In Good Company on the Mountainside

Mt. Hood

Yesterday was a reunion tour of sorts for me. I had coffee and lunch with old co-workers from two jobs ago, and then drinks and dinner out with some other friends from that same job.  They were some of the people that I have worked alongside and known the longest in PDX. For the most […]

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Best Friends Forever, Like the Fox and the Hound

Even before this incident, I had been trying to get Jack off the iPad a bit, and it was kind of  like getting a drunk off the sauce. It is not that I don’t want him using it, it was just becoming his only friend. He would wake up the the morning, come into our […]

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Shattered Mobility

Shattered iPad Screen

Saturday morning we had big plans to go to the river to let the dog swim, go to the adult soap box derby and then go to a local street fair for some eats and photo opps. Well we made it to the River and then plans,  as they often do, changed when Jack shattered […]

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GMO Film Project- Do You Know What is in Your Seeds?

Genetically Modified Organism

Do you know what is in your seeds?  Hell, half the time I don’t even know what ingredients have been added into my food. Yet, I have found myself becoming more and more conscious of what not only I eat, but the food choices I am giving my children. It was easy in Jack’s first […]

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You Can’t Be a Police Officer, You’re a Princess, Princess Leia that Is

Police Uniforms

So I try hard not to delve too far into Mommy Blogdom, but I am a mother, so sometimes it is inevitable. My kids after all are inextricably linked to my DNA, my life and my career. However, I am also the first to admit that I am a mom first and career woman second. […]

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Raising Technology Early Adopters- Anyone need an App Tester?

Last night Truett had a hell of a time going to sleep. This is rare. The kid is the easiest baby ever, I just lay him down and he goes to sleep. Not so for his older brother Jack, but I think it is only fair that I have one good sleeper and one bad. […]

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Is Social Media The New College Degree?

Now I have a lot of friends that are teachers. Even my sister-in-law is a teacher, and some of them are going to hate me for suggesting this, but is social media the future of higher learning? I got my start in technology working for Michigan State University. I worked at what was then called […]

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