Saturday, September 27, 2008

Where the Buffalo (I mean Bison) Roam

We went to the open house at Konza Prairie this morning. It is always delightful out there, but today the weather was beautiful and we were with good people, so it was even better. The only negative was that we didn't have time to do all the great things offered. We went on a hayrack ride where a biologist told us about all the cool research they're doing out there. Next time we want to do more of the crafts and activities. Joe did get to catch grasshoppers in a net, which he greatly enjoyed, as well as play with the trucks they use to put out fires during burnings.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tom Friedman, Mary Poppins, Wall Street and Your World Today

The first video I discovered here. The second was an unintentional find.

For your viewing pleasure:

Monday, September 15, 2008

The People Speak

See the photos and video from the "Alaska Women Reject Palin" rally. Great stuff!

Voting is Fun!!!

I would hope that everyone I know is registered to vote. If not, go to Rock the Vote and, easy breezy, you're ready to raise your voice on election day.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Two weeks into the school year and Joe loves it. He even, voluntarily, creates his own homework. He's really taken a liking to learning letters, words, & spelling. During the day Isaac and I putter about the house or go to appointments or run errands.

One thing about school I'm having trouble understanding is the food service. I can understand offering pancakes for breakfast or lunch, but when did a funnel cake become breakfast fare? The district implemented a "wellness policy" a few years back - I guess the food options were even scarier before! Now I'm all for healthy food and sweets in moderation, but I was at a loss when I tried to describe "chicken corn dog" and "chicken O's" to Joe - I at least knew what a corn dog is. Why not just have a baked chicken breast? I just have to remember that our family is the one that would skew the data and that for many kids the food offered at school is better, and maybe more, than what is offered in the home.

An exciting development is that Joe's school is one of several in the district that is part of grant to provide and staff a greenhouse for the students. I need to check into the options for parents interested in assisting with the project.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Train Ride

Went to Abilene last Saturday for a birthday train ride. Fun was had by all. Word is, next year the renovated steam engine will be ready!