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Jan 19 2009

It’s Snowing

[youtube=] I like snow better than rain and wind, so imagine my surprise. I do have to say, though, that sun is still my favorite. If I had to rank them it would be as follows: 1. Sun 2. Snow 3. Rain 4. Wind The other day, it was snowing for like 10 minutes and…

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Dec 06 2008

Jeff’s Favorite Things, Part I

Every year, around this time, Oprah releases her list of “Favorite Things,” which can include anything from a robe to a restaurant dish. A lot of the time, I don’t pay attention, but I do appreciate the idea of sharing things you love with others.  I’m no Oprah, but here are some favorite things of…

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Nov 10 2008

Thoughts on 11/10/08

A few things to remember from today: – Bringing a rolly suitcase and shovel on the bus to work – Hatching the idea of a field trip to the Presidential Inauguration – Students staying after school to work on their culture projects in my room – Digging holes in an empty lot with my student…

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Nov 02 2008

Weekend Away

I am just heading back to Philadelphia from a weekend “retreat” in NYC with Andrew. It really is a treat to escape from the ho-hum of Philly and get distracted someplace else. I hopped on the bus Friday right after work and got into the city a little late. Since the Phillies won the World…

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Aug 13 2008

A New Phone, Again

Yes, yes. You guessed it – I have once again managed to lose a cell phone. It’s really getting ridiculous. The story goes something like this. Andrew came to visit Philadelphia a few weekends ago, and we were traveling around on the city subway. After getting off at our destination, I realized my phone had…

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