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That Omelet Doesn't Threaten Me
A Tip for Mothers. Or Fathers. Or People. This is a public service announcement.  Probably kind of a long one.  But here it goes: At least a year ago, a mom I know told me a story about the day her teenage son made himself an omelet.  She told the story to ...
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Mark your calendar for Oct. 21, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Evening with Envision!  A truly fun event featuring fabulous food and drink from Yoshi's, great jazz, an auction, and voices of Envision students.  Help us make a difference in these students' lives!
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Envision graduates are #CollegeBound! Here's where the Envision #Classof2015 has been accepted to college: http://ow.ly/NT3BL
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Get Ready to Rambl
I feel a rambling, unfocused post coming along… I received an honest to goodness piece of mail on Friday, a card from a good friend.  Tears, people.  I shed tears.  She wrote such lovely things about our friendship, such good reminders to me of what really ...
I feel a rambling, unfocused post coming along… I received an honest to goodness piece of mail on Friday, a card from a good friend.  Tears, people.  I shed tears.  She wrote such lovely things about our friendship, such good...
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Thank you, Philip Levine
On Valentine's Day, Philip Levine, our 2011 Poet Laureate, died.  To mark his life and the small but significant impact he had on me, I am re-posting a reflection I originally posted back in 2011, shortly after his appointment as our nation's "First Poet." ...
On Valentine's Day, Philip Levine, our 2011 Poet Laureate, died.  To mark his life and the small but significant impact he had on me, I am re-posting a reflection I originally posted back in 2011, shortly after his appointmen...
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A Back To School Tip From an Expert
With five kids in the house, back to school shopping is a gargantuan undertaking.  (Bet that's the sole reason the Duggar's homeschool: phooey on that conservative Christian ideology -- she just doesn't want to weigh the pros and cons of glue stick packs.) ...
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Broken Down Basket
Today's post is courtesy of Literary Mama, who posted the following prompt on their Facebook page this morning: Free write about something that is special to you and no one else. Funny that as I was showering and dressing and getting my coffee, as I mulled ...
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Dirty Laundry.  Written in 2010.  Might be the same pile.
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There's still time to enroll at one of SF's best high schools. Read more about @envisionschools' City Arts & Tech HS http://ow.ly/MPaQ2
We are thrilled to share some great news about City Arts & Technology High School with our students, families, and friends: The California. Department of Education announced this week that CAT is a recipient of the 2015 Gold Ribbon Schools Award! Following a lengthy application and review ...
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Sights and Sounds
It has been such a busy and challenging year so far.  Many highs and lows, many, many activities, and not much down time. Today: the perfect antidote.  A much needed day off.  Some California winter weather (read: sunshine).  A trusty dog. Not much in my wo...
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