Lava Lamp gets a new life

For years my lava lamp has been sitting dead in my classroom. Every now and again I would attempt to see what was wrong and assess the situation.  Not wanting to be overly aggressive, I would put it back on the shelf and try again later.  The issue started with the light bulb being stuck … Continue reading Lava Lamp gets a new life

Sometimes a Choice Is a Not a Choice. Why I Chose to Repair My Wife’s Bicycle

What to do when your favorite bicycle breaks down?  Well, you can take it to a professional bicycle mechanic, be convinced your bike isn’t worth fixing, and buy a new bike.  But, what happens to the old bicycle? We were put into this exact position when my wife’s favorite bike had a cascade failure. The … Continue reading Sometimes a Choice Is a Not a Choice. Why I Chose to Repair My Wife’s Bicycle

Winter Storm Nadia is Naughty.

I remember years ago in first grade our school taking two vacation days in February to celebrate the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln, February 12, and President George Washington, February 21st.  We would work on crafts centered around both presidents and display them the entire month of February.  Today, schools celebrate Presidents' Day, which complete … Continue reading Winter Storm Nadia is Naughty.

A broken Christmas present becomes a learning tool for both my son and me.

It was the second day after Christmas, and it was quiet all through the house as my son was watching his new Brady Bunch Season 1 DVD while Ma and Pa sipped coffee from the couch.  Then rose a bang and an “Oh, no!” with such a clatter as the DVD player slipped to the … Continue reading A broken Christmas present becomes a learning tool for both my son and me.