Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

If I said to you that this person’s work ensured that 10 years in the future your community would continue to be a safe place to live and work—that crime rates would continue to be low. You would probably say that person’s job was important. If I said to you that this person’s work meant …

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There is nothing like a parent-teacher conference to make you stop and think about your child and how you have raised her. Our conferences this fall went extremely well, with no surprises. However, I can’t help but think about the things we do with our child and the effect they may have on her, particularly …

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I had the opportunity to attend the keynote address of the Wisconsin Science Festival. The address, given by Sir Ken Robinson, was entitled “Creativity, Truth and Beauty” and served the dual purpose of keynote address of the Science Festival and kickoff of the “year of innovation” at the UW-Madison campus. Robinson is a noted speaker …

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