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What We Learned at School

It had been an afterthought to shop for a few items on the Holy Cross wish list. As a tourist to a developing country, though, we wanted to carry down something important amidst our bathing suits and flip flops. more »

Apr 2, 2014 by in -playground- (2 Comments)

Wrapped in a Snow Day

Snow days were a category unto themselves, a viscerally anticipated 12 hours that had no structure or expectations, save the creation of some sort of snow structure and a steaming mug of sweet cocoa. more »

Feb 20, 2014 by in -playground- (1 Comments)

Girls Will Be Girls

I want her to be rough and tumble, brave enough to take on the boys at kickball, and not too squeamish to dig up worms for a worm race. She has to know she is beautiful without feeling obligated; she should assert herself without being bossy. more »

Jan 1, 2014 by in -playground- (1 Comments)

Lessons From a Loom

But it was in those waiting and working periods that we figured out if we really did want the coveted item. In most cases, we did. And when at last we had earned it, the reward was that much sweeter. more »

Oct 28, 2013 by in -playground- (2 Comments)