Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

When I was a kid, I could lose myself in a book in an instant, and I often did. My summers were filled with days spent lying under trees in the front yard, book in hand, sunglasses on, reading. I quickly became friends with Anne of Green Gables, running around Prince Edward Island as if …

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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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