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Lisse
Writer, instructional designer and sometime teacher, I live north of Boston with my husband and two busy boys.
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When we last left our heroine, she was about to start her dream job, and it seemed that finally, finally, everything was falling into place. But, as in many stories, sometimes the dream is merely a device to keep the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at @ Home in the World
Sheesh! I returned from BlogHer with the best of intentions and a huge ToDo list. I haven't gotten very far. When I returned to work, I found out that the budget on my project was running thin -- so my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at @ Home in the World
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The President speaks to a room full of bloggers via satellite Perhaps it's a measure of how far blogging has evolved that a sitting President would take the time to speak via satellite to a room full of female bloggers.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at @ Home in the World
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I am at BlogHer in NYC this week, getting excited and re-energized about writing and blogging. My family is with me and they are enjoying being in NYC for the first time. Piper is herding the kids through the crowds.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at @ Home in the World
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As my brother-in-law makes his way back to Germany from Afghanistan, I thought I would share what he sent to me for Christmas. My husband told him that I would appreciate something from the country and he was right. From the enclosed note: The shawl is from Mazar e Sharif...renowed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Artifactual
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I can think of no better way to begin the Artifactual project than with the story of my grandmother's Scrabble set. I'm still hoping that this site will mostly feature the work of contributors writing about the objects that they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at @ Home in the World
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I can think of no better piece to begin this project than my grandmother's Scrabble set. My grandparents had a house on the beach in Branford, Connecticut where we spent nearly every weekend. In my mind, those moments not spent on the sand or in the water were spent around... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Artifactual
Hi, I'm back. I feel like I fell off a cliff there for a while. I hate that. I get going in a particular direction and it's all good, but then I drive into a rotary and can't decide which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at @ Home in the World
Twin Lights Media was founded on the idea that storytelling is the most compelling form of communication. Combining expertise in instructional design, educational media production, marketing, and social media management, we tell a story your audience will remember. What story do you want to tell? Contact us to see how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Twin Lights Media
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Susan Niebur; astrophysicist, blogger, mom, lived with Inflammatory Breast Cancer and metastasis for five years. She passed away Monday, leaving her husband, two small sons, and a legion of inspired women. I never did get the chance to meet her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at @ Home in the World
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As my brother-in-law makes his way back to Germany from Afghanistan, I thought I would share what he sent to me for Christmas. My husband told him that I would appreciate something from the country and he was right. From... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at @ Home in the World
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So before he is set to give a SOTU speech that 91% of viewers approved after hearing, President Obama gives the order for a daring hostage rescue from a bunch of Somali pirates. He gives the speech, leaves Mitch Daniels... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at @ Home in the World
"This is where he shot himself," my friend said in a low voice. "This is where he died." We were standing in my playroom full of dollhouses and Tonka trucks. I also thought of it as the schoolroom thanks to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at @ Home in the World
Rick Santorum is holier than thou. Truth be told, I'm actually surprised that Rick Santorum hasn't been the obvious frontrunner long before this, as GOP primary voters tend to be far more conservative than the rest of the population. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at @ Home in the World
What have you held onto? I live not far from a bunch of antique dealers and there's one guy that has two different outlets on the same stretch of road. I always find it interesting because the main shop has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at @ Home in the World
I always think of this as retreat week. We do a month of prep work for Christmas and the event lasts about 48 hours for us starting with the children's service at the Episcopal church, moving on to dinner at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at @ Home in the World
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Pumpkin's over-the-moon excitement about Christmas has been tempered only by the fact that it hasn't snowed. Oh, we had about 20 flakes swirling about the yard a few days ago, but they didn't stick and as far as Pumpkin is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at @ Home in the World
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Note: I'm bringing this back again because I really liked the idea and the blog is suddenly getting more attention again. Please join us! And so this is Christmas, and what have we done, Another year over, and a new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at @ Home in the World
Today was a big day for me. Huge in fact. And the funny thing is - there may be no one in my real life who gets this. But I should take it back a couple of steps. This blog... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at @ Home in the World
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Around our houses we all have objects with history. It might be your grandmother's locket or the odd looking contraption in the attic that turned out to be an old engraving machine. Maybe it was a diary passed down through generations, or an object that you found at a flea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Artifactual
It feels like school just started, but no, Halloween is over and now we begin the mad rush toward Christmas. It makes me tired just thinking about it. These last couple of months have been a bit of a wild... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at @ Home in the World
Rubber bands. On more than one occasion, my little brother stretched one out beside my head and let it go, snapping my ear, hard. Rubber bands pulled my hair out if I had to use them in place of a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at @ Home in the World
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Pumpkin (robot) designed his own costume. Ten points if you know who Tigger is dressed as. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at @ Home in the World
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**Note: This post is from last year. My attempts at writing something more meditative than angry for the 10th year anniversary are, thus far, not going well. The anger is still valid, but I will save it for another day.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at @ Home in the World
One of my goals for going to Blogher11 was to sit in on the Special Needs Mini-Conference. Prior to this, I had never really identified as a special needs blogger and somedays I don't really identify as a special needs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at @ Home in the World