Cheese, Please!

Today is the most important holiday of the year. It’s National Cheese Day! Personally, I feel that it’s okay to celebrate cheese every day of the year, unless you can’t consume dairy products. But I can certainly put forth extra effort today to eat more cheese than I normally would. I take my cheese seriously….

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Lost and Found

This Friday, December 8, is National Lost and Found Day. It doesn’t surprise me that this day falls during the start of the winter season, because lost and found piles tend to increase dramatically what with the addition of mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats. (Good gravy–I’m an adult and I can’t keep track of my…

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Night Noises

When I was little, my Mom would read aloud a picture book titled, Night Noises and Other Mole and Troll Stories. It was one of my favorites because Mom always did Troll’s voice with the perfect amount of frenzied hysteria. In the story “Night Noises,” Troll gets irrationally scared at the chirping of crickets and…

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A Season for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes love me…I mean they REALLY love me. I’m originally from Michigan, where we half-jokingly refer to the mosquito as our state bird. (When you have over 11,000 lakes you end up with a lot of mosquitoes.) Although I would be happy if mosquitoes disappeared from our planet, animals like frogs and bats would be…

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Crazy for Kindergarten!

It’s National Kindergarten Day–a day to remember Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782  – June 21, 1852), who is considered to be the father of kindergarten. The first kindergarten was developed in 1873. Unfortunately, people at the time thought his “early learning through play” concept was a bit too wild and crazy, and kindergarten…

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