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I began keeping notebooks at age 7 or 8.  My parents must have sent this one in a box a while ago. The entries in it date from late 1985 to early 1986, so I would have been 10 at the time: a … Continue reading

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The dust consisted of 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of sugar premixed.  The added crystals are ½ teaspoon of salt.  “Very hot” conventionally means 450-500F. This recipe was adapted from the Australian Women’s … Continue reading

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treasure hunt

Over the past year I’ve set the kids a number of treasure hunts, which are both fun to make and always in demand.  Like anything one tries a few times, it’s gotten quicker.  This morning’s was assembled in record time … Continue reading

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kindergarten: saudade do futuro

I hope not to get in trouble for posting, verbatim and with minimal commentary, an update we’ve just received from Eliot’s kindergarten.  I find this fascinating and, in its way, rather utopian: As you know, we have been experimenting in … Continue reading

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