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Learning a Second Language When and Why

Posted on 04/26/2012 06:47:21 AM

Learning a Second Language When and Why. Can studying a second language in elementary school boost student achievement in other academic areas? Numerous studies suggest that this may be the case. Yet even though NCLB identifies foreign language as a core subject, only about a fourth of U.S. publ..

Identity, Photographs, and Loving Che

Posted on 04/24/2012 11:56:39 AM

It is a Thursday evening; the cold wind whips up the leaves on the sidewalk. They spin in zephyrs until they hit grass and then settle into a new pattern on the ground. You walk slowly through the cemetery. Clouds float across the deepening blue sky. You look for freshly turned ground, where they bu..

The Character Flaws of Lancelot Du Lac

Posted on 04/24/2012 11:49:00 AM

Once there was a small baby. He was beautiful. His beauty shone so brightly that when his mother, Queen Elaine, set him down for a moment to assist his ailing father, King Ban of Benoic, a faery leaped out of a lake and stole him. The faery delivered the child safely to her Queen, the Lady of the La..

The Old Farm - new poem

Posted on 04/22/2012 06:13:21 PM

The old overgrown barnyard,After decades of disuse,Lays littered with rusty old equipmentAnd is now surrounded by verdant nature -The spirit of the abandoned farmSeems to whisper to the urban explorer,Who takes only pictures andLeaves only footprints.The grandfather of the old farming familyMay stil..

The best friend

Posted on 04/21/2012 08:22:54 PM

Summer time was vacation time, and for us children, this meant a compulsory trip to the southern most tip of India, to the tiny village of Anadikrihtapuram. Our grandparents lived there, and relations from across the country would gather there for the two month vacation period. During these two mon..

Some yoga soup for the soul

Posted on 04/21/2012 08:17:37 PM

Anadhikritapuram, a tiny village in the southern state of Kerala, was where we used to escape during school vacation days. At a time and age when satellite TV had still not made inroads into our collective consciousness, for us children catching butterflies or tying strings to dragonflies, was the..

La web y los autores noveles

Posted on 04/17/2012 08:30:25 PM

La odisea del autor Quien haya intentado publicar alguna vez su primer libro a la manera tradicional sabe, para su desgracia, que nunca ha sido tarea fácil. Algunos autores noveles enviaban su primera obra a un editor, al que por tal o cual razón les parecía mejor, y aguardab..

Haley's Easter Mermaid

Posted on 04/12/2012 09:36:50 AM

Hi! I'm Haley.It was about 4:00am on Easter morning when my hungry tummy woke me up. As I passed the big window on my way to the kibble and litter boxes, I noticed a huge white creature lurking around the pond in our backyard. He had big white ears that stood straight up and a puffy cotton tail on ..

Bookworm Review: Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:08:15 AM

I recently obtained a few Laura Kinsale books for some leisurely reading and yes, They’re in the romance genre. I’m sorry, but I have guilty pleasures just like anyone else! Don’t judge me! Anyway, before you start to scoff and open a new tab or window or whatever, I’ll ..

Bookworm Tip: Taking Care of Your Eyes

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:04:46 AM

It’s been a while since I last posted, I’ve just been getting things organized (work, family, work) so that I can pay more attention to this blog. I’ve got lots of new reading material and a couple of book reviews to share with you, can’t wait to get started! Now, onto the to..

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