Category: children

A Coalition of Cheetah and a Poesy of Parks’

A Coalition of Cheetah and a Poesy of Parks’

My husband reminded me that after I posted about the 5 cheetah we saw in The Kruger, I never came back to tell you what a group of male cheetah are called. A “coalition.” A coalition of cheetah. When I first heard the word, I thought our heavily accented guide was saying “a collision of …

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ArtDOG (Woof!)

ArtDOG (Woof!)

Today’s the day!  Today, ONLY, is the day! I’ve written about Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving in previous years (here, and here), but today, 2 October 2014, is specifically for the arts. It’s called Arts Day of Giving (ArtDOG) and donations will be partially matched through The Pittsburgh Foundation. I love living in Africa, but oh …

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There Was a Little Girl…

There Was a Little Girl…

Do you have a nursery rhyme or poem, or saying from childhood that still stays with you? In my case, I internalized a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: There was a little girl By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There was a little girl,             Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead.             When …

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Stephen Foster Day, and Truth vs Truth

Stephen Foster Day, and Truth vs Truth

What the…? Who the…? Yes, Stephen Foster Memorial Day is really a thing…at least in some parts of the world. 150 years ago today, 13 January, 1864, American composer Stephen Collins Foster died. I hope you know him. If not, I’m grateful to be the first to introduce you. Today is Manuscript Monday, and Stephen …

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My Trip to Zambia (by Janice Anderson)

My Trip to Zambia (by Janice Anderson)

I cannot tell you enough how amazing this guest blogger is. My friend, Janice Anderson, is a doctor who recently volunteered in Zambia, and what she wrote will move you, I promise. It’s beautiful and these beautiful people she helped have a life that most of us can’t imagine. Please follow this link to read …

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