Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 21

Monday Musing: A Good Time for a Sports Fan from Kansas


Growing up in The Land of Oz in the 80’s and 90’s there were a few opportunities to shoot from the roof tops about the prowess of the local sports teams.  I was too young to remember the Royals run in the early to mid-80s, I barely remember when KU won the national championship in …

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Jan 20

Sunday Scripture: Matthew 26:41

watch and pray

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Over the last two weeks Karen and I have decided to start eating healthy. We do not want to call it a diet though to me it seems like it is, but in reality I …

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Jan 19

Como Park Zoo: Go for the Conservatory stay for the Zoo

emperor tamarin

Como Park Zoo is a small area zoo that is one part of St. Paul’s Como Park entertainment complex which includes the Como Town Amusement Park, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, and the Como Park Zoo.  The beautiful Como Park Conservatory is well worth the drive there and their zoo is a nice bonus.  Even though …

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Jan 18

Teaching Tip: Use Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Like a lot of teachers out there I have difficulty getting students to remember the material that we have gone over.  I use a variety of techniques and go over the material in a variety of ways, but some of my students just never get to the point where they own it.  This is understandable …

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Jan 17

Number 174 The Hustler (1961)

the hustler

The Hustler is number 174 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Robert Rossen and stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott, and Piper Laurie. Kenny’s Review The Hustler takes an old fashioned morality story about learning that character is what makes you a true champion not just the skill level …

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Jan 16

Top 10 Things to See or Do in Grand Canyon National Park

grand canyon

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the crown jewels in America’s National Park System.  I have been fortunate enough to have been there twice, and Karen and I are currently debating going there again this spring or next fall.  We try to go in the non-peak season to miss some of the crowd which …

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Jan 15

M’s week 32

M's week 32

32 week photo What a great week we have had!  We have just been getting back into the swing of things since the holidays.  Kenny is back to work and M and I are back to our old routine.  She is so content and happy almost all of the time. She is perfectly happy to …

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Jan 13

Sunday Scripture: Proverbs 10:4-5

proverbs 10-4

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.  He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.  Procrastination… I know I am guilty of it.  Just the other day I was checking back over our website making a list of things that …

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Jan 12

7 months: a letter

Trader Cap grin

My little lovey girl, you are just the light of my life.  You make me smile every second of the day and even in the times when I’m feeling low or getting up groggily in the middle of the night, just seeing your sweet face makes me grin from ear to ear.  I kiss your …

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Jan 11

Teaching Tip: Have a Ticket Out

Ticket Out

Since creating this blog Karen and I have always used it either to put down our thoughts, help bring information to any readers that we have (and thank you by the way) and chronicle our lives events wither it be remodeling our house, watching M grow, or special traditions Karen and I have.  I like …

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