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Marvelous Mom Makes My Day


We have a lovely lake right in the heart of Seattle. Actually we have more than one, but this one is called Greenlake. To walk all the way around is almost 3 miles, so it is much bigger than Puddlefoot Pond down on Runt Farm.

I love to walk around this place, take pictures, catch snippets of conversation, and check out the turtles that congregate on a certain log. There are even a number of Geo Caches along the way, but that’s a subject for another time.

One day walking along I saw a young Mom who was

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Kauai Kid Likes Runt Farm

Now here is a classy guy from Kauai, Hawaii who loves his Runt Farm books! Hey, thanks for the picture. And we got a fantastic review from another reader too that I’ll be sharing with you very soon.

Books 1 and 2 have reached the finalist stage in the judging for Book of the Year Awards by Foreword Magazine. Should I go to New York for the big announcement? What do you think?

The New Halloween

Guess which one is Amanda Lorenzo?

This Halloween a couple of friends and I went out to a local community center to see what was happening. Kids, parents and young people were out in force to celebrate and the gym had been transfromed into a well lit carnival of games and contests of skill. We had fun playing Frog Toss Tic-Tac-Toe, Ping Pong Ball Bounce (the object of which was to bounce balls into bowls floating in a wading pool), and watching the Thriller dance team come to life to entertain us!

We posed for pictures, saw some spiff costumes

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Trashing the Place – Part 2

We know a lot more about the supply chain than we do about the removal chain. The citizens of Seattle and a very smart bunch of researchers from MIT are doing something to change that.

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Trashing the Place – Part 1

Today I am off to check up on the MIT project team that has been tagging garbage to see where it goes. Can’t wait to tell you more, so stay tuned! In the meantime check out these women in Kenya who are not only cleaning up their environment, but turning plastic bags back into useable items with thier crochet hooks. Hmmm, I have crochet hooks . . .

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Playing Makes You Smarter!

Amanda Lorenzo riffs on a New York Times article by Stuart Brown on the benefits of play.

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A New Hat for the Occasion

Amanda Lorenzo tells the inside story of her most recent TV interview. There were robots in the studio and all the camera people had been abducted.

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