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Movie Monday: Early Animation

When my artistic daughter started experimenting with animations, this was one of her first, and her first success with lip-syncing an animation. She took snippets of her cousins’ voices from various videos and spliced them together to make this very brief story, featuring a conversation that never actually happened, and illustrated it with animations. (I

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My Favorite Comic

Welcome to my favorite comic strip! Okay, I admit … I might be bit biased. This is a 100% homeschool comic strip, brought to life by three real-life homeschooled teens. The author is my 13-year-old son, and the storyline is one he’s worked on for about two years. The sketch artist is an 18-year-old friend.

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10,000 Hours

When the Beatles were a fledgling band, they went to Hamburg, Germany, and spent several years playing more than 1,200 live shows in clubs and bars, accumulating over 10,000 hours of playing time. When they returned to England, they were a slick, professional band with a startling new sound no one had heard before. According

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NaNoWriMo

My two oldest kids are participating in NaNoWriMo¬†– that’s National Novel Writing Month, in case you didn’t know. Authors attempt to write 50,000 words in the thirty days of the month of November; kids can set a lower word count goal. My 16yo daughter has set a word goal of 30,000 and is currently at

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Category: proud parent moment

Category: proud parent moment

Pecans = Math

About seven years ago …¬† “Look, Mom, I broke my pecan in half.” “Mmm-hmmm. Does it taste better that way?” “Now I broke both halves in half. Now I eat them!” “Wow! Do you know that when you break a half in half, it’s called a fourth?” “A fourth?” “Yeah, look. I’ll break this pecan

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