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LIVE & LEARN: More Rigor, Less Encore

LIVE & LEARN: More Rigor, Less Encore

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Columns

In my last article, I discussed the ramifications of No Child Left Behind and the push to focus on math and reading improvement. Yet another unintended consequence of No Child Left Behind is the fact that Encore classes in America’s schools are rapidly becoming a dying breed.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: This Mother’s Martyrdom Misses the Mark

BUSY IN BRISTOW: This Mother’s Martyrdom Misses the Mark

Mothers make the best martyrs. This is because we take pride in our innate tendency to nurture. And a lot of us have gotten into the prolonged habit of putting everyone’s needs on equal footing with or ahead of our own.

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EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT: Meet Blue, 4-year-old Beagle Mix

EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT: Meet Blue, 4-year-old Beagle Mix

| December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Columns, Pet Patrol

Blue is 4-year-old Beagle mix, who loves cuddling and chasing tennis balls.

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EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT: Husky Mix Female Seeks Furever Home for Holidays

EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT: Husky Mix Female Seeks Furever Home for Holidays

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments | Columns, Pet Patrol

Hi there! My name is Isa (pronounced Ice-ah). My rescuers named me that because of the color of my eyes. I’m so happy that they rescued me from that shelter in West Virginia.

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Outdoor Adventures: Fly-Rodding the Shenandoah River

Outdoor Adventures: Fly-Rodding the Shenandoah River

| June 30, 2013 | 0 Comments | Columns

Imagine you aren’t stuck in stop-and-go this morning. You don’t need to drop anyone at the kiss-and-ride. No one’s hitting his brother. Again. There’s no cubicle here either.

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ROVING I “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…”

ROVING I “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few…”

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

I recently read somewhere that as we age, we regret the things we haven’t done and wish we had more than the things we have done and wish we hadn’t. It got me thinking…

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Cinema Funk: “Brave” Review for Adults Alike

Cinema Funk: “Brave” Review for Adults Alike

“Brave” merges both Disney and Pixar traditions to form a fresh story that is equal parts lighthearted fun and a darker fairy tale in the vein of Brothers Grimm. However, it begs the question whether it is feminist narrative or merely the stuff of fairy tale princess fantasies?

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Busy in Bristow: Soccer Mom

Busy in Bristow: Soccer Mom

Young at heart mom avoided becoming a “Soccer Mom,” instead choosing gymnastics and wrestling…until she caught the bug.

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Roving I: Numbers Don’t Lie (But Sometimes They Fib)

Roving I: Numbers Don’t Lie (But Sometimes They Fib)

| June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

I’m sure you’ve heard that saying “Numbers don’t lie.” When I first heard it, my thought was, well, of course numbers don’t lie. How could they?

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The Roving I: (On Mother’s Day) You Can Go Home Again

The Roving I: (On Mother’s Day) You Can Go Home Again

| May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments | Columns

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