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Behind the Walls

In my South Jersey house, the older children once slept in the unfinished attic, with its wooden floor and exposed wooden beams. The baby, however, slept downstairs.  He didn’t have a crib, so his mother tucked him in every night, … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness…Following Your Passion…and the Man on the Old-Timey Bike

“The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee happiness…only the pursuit of it.  You have to catch up with it yourself.” -Ben Franklin I think Ole Ben has this right. In this hard world, with so much opportunity for stress……we need to really … Continue reading

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Thrifty Is….. As Thrifty Does

From a young age, my kids have been taught to appreciate a bargain. And Josh, who is twenty now, seems to understand the value of a buck more than he ever did. On Sunday afternoon, he spent almost thirty minutes … Continue reading

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Make Art and Music…..Not War!!!

“There will always be war. World peace is an impossibility.”:   This cynical  quote came directly from the mouth of my handsome and sometimes too-intelligent-for-his-own-good 13 year old son.  The eighth grade writing assignment had asked Jake to compose a persuasive … Continue reading

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History Education and the Princeton Record Exchange

The sign said Princeton Record Exchange, with an arrow pointing down a small side street. My 20 year old son, Josh, raised his eyebrows and said, “Hey Mom, what’s a record exchange? Like a used CD store?” He had a … Continue reading

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