Only Slightly Spoiled

I held my two-month-old niece for the first time yesterday, as her parents sat down for their first meal together sans baby since the birth. I heard a soft cooing as I bounced the ten-pound, chunky-soft human in my arms and walked her around the room to satiate her curious brown eyes. Within her line... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #3

Hello friends, and welcome to another week of web miscellany! How is the weather where you are? We're hitting record temperatures, so I'm planning to pick up some fresh watermelon from the farmer's market and then stay indoors as much as possible. Check out my favorite articles, videos, and links from around the web this week,... Continue Reading →

Disengaged Learning

In seventh grade algebra, my teacher scrawled a string of numbers across the chalkboard: -10, -9, -8. and up through 8, 9, and 10. Mrs. Ernzen’s task for the day was to teach a room of young teens how to add and subtract negative numbers. She stood in front of the chalkboard and through her... Continue Reading →

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