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Net worth of just $200,000 and zero retirement savings - 18 Jan 2019 04:05

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<p><img class="alignleft wp-image-87591 size-medium" src="https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" srcset="https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle-300x225.jpg 300w, https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle-170x128.jpg 170w, https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle.jpg 500w, https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle-120x90.jpg 120w, https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle-150x113.jpg 150w, https://www.hbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/make-a-circle-175x131.jpg 175w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Children’s books are better today than they were when my own children were small. At least, I think they are. It’s possible that good books existed in the late- to mid-1970s and 1980s, and I lacked the leisure to find them on the shelves. Going to the library in those days didn’t mean searching for quality titles that would educate and amuse my offspring. Mostly, I was watching my daughters, lest one of them decide to barrel through the library’s doors and into traffic.</p>
<p>My older daughter did that as a matriculating toddler. We were in a shoe store, on such a warm spring day that the store owner had propped his door open. While I was writing a check for little sandals, my daughter shot out the door, straight into our town’s busy main street. A passerby brought her back inside, no doubt wanting a look at this poor child’s awful mother. I trembled for weeks.</p>
<p>That experience made me (even more) vigilant and taught me to be grateful for each day that did not include a near-death experience. Perhaps that’s one reason we glommed on to the cheerful, cozy poetry of Arnold Adoff. Adoff and his wife, novelist Virginia Hamilton, lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio, not all that far from our own rural farmhouse. While Hamilton earned many literary accolades for her work, my daughters, still too young for chapter books, loved Adoff’s free verse about family, children, and food. The title poem of one of his books was a favorite and became part of the family lexicon: “make a circle / keep us / in.”</p>
<p>We started saying it as grace before meals. Although we joked about its brevity — food never had a chance to get cold around our table — the six-word prayer that wasn’t exactly a prayer expressed our feelings about family, about our interdependence, about our bond, about our awareness that life is always changing.</p>
<p>Life did change. Both daughters grew up, earned degrees, and married. One evening we met them and their husbands at a restaurant, and our younger daughter handed my husband a birthday gift. When he opened the present, a copy of <i>Make a Circle Keep Us In: Poems for a Good Day</i> (1975, Delacorte), it was like coming upon an old friend. The (now out-of-print) book fell open to that poem, <i>the</i> poem, because my daughter and son-in-law had put an ultrasound picture between those two pages.</p>
<p>Five years and three grandchildren later, our expanded family still joins hands at any meal we share together and says these now very familiar words. My younger daughter visited a local letterpress company and came away with posters of the family grace, which now hang in three dining rooms. For several months, my younger grandson took such delight in making a circle that he insisted his family hold hands several times a meal. “Make a circle, keep us…” the others would say, and then, his solo, performed with gusto: “<i>in</i>!”</p>
<p>Life is always changing, and that grandson, just two, has already outgrown his solo. His brother and cousin, both five years old, are kindergartners fast becoming lured in by popular culture. These children have good, strong parents, and those parents’ values will steady their well-loved progeny. I hope my grandchildren will grow to share those values with others, including their own children, in an ever-widening circle of love and trust. And of course I also hope Adoff’s poetry stays in the family.</p>
<p>“Make a circle, keep us in.” It’s as devout as a prayer needs to be, and as reverent. Amen.</p>

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Paediatricians urge parents to stop giving toddlers dig - 09 Jan 2019 04:03

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<p>It’s easy to get babies and toddlers to sit still simply by handing them your smart phone or a digital toy. Now, it’s time to seriously think twice about doing this. In a new clinical report, paediatricians are pointing out the negative effects of electronic devices on toddlers. They strongly urge parents to avoid buying and giving their toddlers digital toys and devices, saying it gets in the way of children’s development.&nbsp;</p>
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A meme is a wish your heart makes - 06 Jan 2019 04:10

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Sister: Listen, it's okay. You have so many talents. You should focus on the things you can do, not the things you can't.

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Me: I'm bad at everything. (kicks dirt)
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Sister: No, not true, you're just feeling defeated right now. You're good at lots of things.
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Me: Like cartwheels?
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Sister: Right, cartwheels. But what I was thinking was something like, for example, your discerning attention to detail. You're an excellent judge of character, too, and a keen observer of the world around you. You're sensitive, punctual, and…
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Me: Hey, remember that morning I made you all pancakes in the shape of two people having anal sex?
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Sister: Right. I remember. You fed them to the kids. I had to teach them all what leapfrog was afterwards, to try to explain away what they'd just seen. But when I said you're good at things, I was thinking not so much of sodomy pancakes, but more along the lines of your intellectual assets, like…
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Me: …like my wordless impression of Scott Scanlon, the 90's Beverly Hills 90210 character who accidentally killed himself in Season 2 while playing with his father's gun? Because, not to brag or anything, but seriously. Spot on, right? (twirls imaginary handgun, insecure eyes, twitchy smile)
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Sister: …or your ability to remain calm in times of medical emergency. You can be a source of comfort during difficult moments.
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Me: Yes, pillar of strength, plus yesterday I had a nostril-whistle with such incredible range that I performed almost five verses of Mariah Carey's &quot;Vision of Love.&quot; I was all (finger on earpiece, eyes closed in concentration, up-down Diva hands) and my nose was all hewwwwwwwww! hewwwwwwww! and then I exhaled too hard and it was all hewwwwwWOOOSH!! God. I wish you'd been there.
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Sister: Oh, me too. Definitely sad about that. My point is, don't feel badly about not being able to come up with a viral meme or a fun Tumblr idea. It's not for everyone, you know?
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Me: I was making such progress though. I even learned how to pronounce meme! It's &quot;meem&quot; not &quot;mey-mey&quot; just so you know. And then I almost learned what a meme is. And then I found Tumblr on the Internet, which is not easy on account of it's missing the &quot;e&quot;. Did you know that?
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Sister: Yeah, the &quot;e&quot; is a huge hassle for young people. It's the most cumbersome of the vowels.
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Me: And then I started doing some research; I read all of Courage Wolf
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…and I figured, how hard could it be to create my own meme? Well. Very difficult, apparently.
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Sister: I first realized you were kind of off-track when you told me about your idea for Impatient German Alpaca. What was his catchphrase again?
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Me: You know, I honestly can't for the life of me seem to recall at this particular moment. Let's move on.
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Sister: I remember now! It was…
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Sister: …and that was all he ever said!
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Me: What else does an impatient German alpaca say besides schnell? I didn't have much to work with there, did I.
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Sister: And Eminemone, the rapping water polyp?
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Me: That was the most brilliant idea I've ever had, for about 30 seconds.
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Sister: And Ostrichard Dreyfus? And, what was it, Holocaust Reductionist Barnacle? Haha!!
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Me: Sensual Donkey, he was a good one.
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Sister: I was partial to Unsolicited Parenting Advice Trout.
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Me: I felt pretty good about Tough Love Personal Trainer Emu, myself.
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Sister: Had you pursued it, you might have had something special with Sensitive Gorilla, too.
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Sister: Although, I didn't really get your whole &quot;Literal Animal Captions&quot; idea. I don't know. Maybe it's just me.
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Me: It's just you. Trust me. Those were comedy gold.
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Sister: They're just saying hi. Is that it?
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Me: People get murdered in comic strips all the time. It's a very violent medium.
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Review: From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons - 03 Jan 2019 03:10

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<i>From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons</i> is all about Australia's amazing fossils.
<p>Can you explain what a fossil is and where in Australia they have been found?</p>
<p>In <i>From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons </i>you'll be able to read all about fourteen places in Australia at which history has been preserved in the form of dinosaur fossils.</p>
<p>Start with an introduction to the prehistoric eras, and learn how to fossick for fossils (in caves, cliffs and by the sea).</p>
<p>Then explore different Australian locations and the types of dinosaurs found there, from polar dinosaurs at Dinosaur Cove, to Thingodonts and Fangaroos at Riversleigh.</p>
<p>You'll discover that many fossils at Lightening Ridge are made from opals, Titanosaurs (like those found in Queensland) were bigger than buses and semi-trailers, and megafauna fossils were known by Aboriginal people as bunyips.</p>
<p>And don't miss the glossary, or the list of places to go to explore Australian fossils further. </p>
<p>Written by zoologist Danielle Clode, and published by Museums Victoria, who have a large palaeontology collection, <i>From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons</i> is packed full of dinosaur drawings, maps, and trivia — enough for even the most avid dinosaur buffs, and great for school projects.</p>
<p><b>Title:</b> From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons
<b>Author:</b> Danielle Clode
<b>Publisher:</b> Museum Victoria, $ 24.95
<b>Publication Date:</b> August 2018
<b>Format:</b> Paperback
<b>ISBN:</b> 9781921833472
<b>For ages:</b> 5+
<b>Type:</b> Junior non-fiction </p>
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