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If… and A Life Without Limits

January 16, 2013

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If… and A Life Without Limits

I’m almost done with Chrissie Wellington’s autobiography A Life Without Limits.  Chrissie is the world’s No 1 female Ironman triathlete and her story, not to mention her outlook on life itself, is nothing less than inspirational.  I’ve only completed one triathlon and it was quite short – I’ve always had what I consider a healthy fear of […]

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The Elements of Story in MacMurtrey’s Wall

October 30, 2012

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The Elements of Story in MacMurtrey’s Wall

We’re starting our video storytelling unit in my computer apps class today.  I’m going to introduce my students to the elements of story by reading one of my kids’ favorites – MacMurtrey’s Wall by Marc Sutherland.  If you have kids and you haven’t read this book, you should find it at your library (or borrow it […]

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I Have to Finish the Story

April 10, 2012

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I Have to Finish the Story

I love good stories.  Whether it’s in a movie, a book, a television show, the newspaper, or from the mouth of a friend, there’s something about a story that captivates me.  I get sucked in.  When I put my youngest son to bed each night, I rock him on my lap and slowly and quietly […]

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Running with a Shuffle

January 26, 2012

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Running with a Shuffle

I’ve been running about 50 miles a week for the last 6 years.  This means I spend several hours alone on the road (or the trails) each week.  I’ve got an iPod shuffle to keep me company and recently I’ve been listening to some excellent podcasts and audio books.  I thought I’d share a few of […]

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