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  • 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
  • Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

    By on October 22, 2010

    The Webster definition of “subjective” is personal, emotional, instinctive and intuitive. Its antonym is “objective” which means actual, real,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Little Dilemmas and Moral Relativism

    By on August 4, 2010

    Here are two small, current dilemmas here: 1.)  My daughter’s worn out shoes. I gave a familiar ultimatum to...

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    Polly Castor
  • Mendenhall Glacier’s Exponential Retreat

    By on July 9, 2010

    My son visited the Mendenhall Glacier last year in Alaska, and he experienced it as shown above and in...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Language God Talks

    By on June 23, 2010

    I’ve been a fan of Herman Wouk for a long time. Twenty-five years ago his sweeping WWII sagas Winds...

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    Polly Castor
  • Art Quotes

    By on June 4, 2010

    “What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” -John Updike You can’t use up...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Blogger’s Convention

    By on May 29, 2010

    Yesterday I spent all day with my friend Christine (blogger of The Thinking Mother blog: click here for her...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The War of Art

    By on May 26, 2010

    Wow! It’s been a long time since a book has impacted me so much. This is should be mandatory...

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    Polly Castor