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  • Movie Review: Race to Nowhere

    By on March 2, 2011

    I encourage everyone to see this important documentary. I thought it was well done and give it five stars.

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    Polly Castor
  • Striving: Nought Unless the Lord Ordain

    By on February 26, 2011

      I was really struck by the above verse in Hymn 361. My son is in the early throes...

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    Polly Castor
  • Recent Bits from my Blog Readers

    By on February 25, 2011

      Ever wonder what I get back from my blog readers? The limerick Joe wrote for me made my...

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    Polly Castor
  • The One Main Thing You Must Do

    By on February 17, 2011

    As basically a multifaceted Renaissance person, and one that believes in and deeply practices cross-pollinating (see here), I’ve been...

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    Polly Castor
  • Bad Editing, Details, and a Smile

    By on January 28, 2011

    I just finished an audio book not good enough to review here. As kids, we had a phase: “Close,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Martin Luther King in Picture Books

    By on January 17, 2011

    As promised (click here) I wanted to feature an example of vital picture books. Usually I’d promote individual picture...

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    Polly Castor
  • Loving Bananagrams

    By on January 14, 2011

    I first played the Bananagrams game last fall at Creative Arts Camp and knew then that I’d be buying...

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    Polly Castor
  • Best of 2010

    By on January 1, 2011

      Yeah! Celebrating my second year of this daily blog.  It’s only missing three weeks from Sept/October which will...

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    Polly Castor
  • Books Received: A Non-Fiction Christmas

    By on December 27, 2010

    We are a very bookish family. But for the first time ever, none of us received any fiction for...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Daughter’s Kenya Account Written for Her Sponsors

    By on November 28, 2010

    Below is a copy of my daughter’s account of the service trip she took last summer to teach in...

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    Polly Castor
  • Annapolis Shopping

    By on November 15, 2010

    There is wonderful shopping in Annapolis. My husband and I enjoyed wandering around and seeing all the beauty and...

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    Polly Castor
  • A Day of St. John’s Classes (Parent’s Weekend)

    By on November 12, 2010

    Attending parent’s weekend, we spent the day tagging along with our oldest daughter to all her classes. She’s a...

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    Polly Castor