Thursday , 22 June 2017

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  • Grown-Up Christmas List

    Grown-Up Christmas List

    As Christmas somehow continues to sneak up on us, I have been asked several times what my Christmas list includes. I can think of a number of treasures that I think I really want, ...

  • When Play is More Than Play

    When Play is More Than Play

    By Ian Anderson This morning my son came into the living room and, without a word, began to retrieve the Lego blocks he’d put together the day before. For several minutes he search ...

  • In the Asking

    In the Asking

    By Ian Anderson Yesterday morning I watched as my sons played Chutes and Ladders. All seemed well in their world: they laughed at the thought of doing the “naughty” things that mad ...

  • What to Do?

    What to Do?

    By Kendall Vogts What to do? As a teacher, enjoying his or her summer break, that seems to be a question that comes up often and is usually followed by a smile or smirk and glazed ...

Grown-Up Christmas List

Grown-Up Christmas List

As Christmas somehow continues to sneak up on us, I have been asked several times what my Christmas list includes. I can think of a number of treasures that I think I really want, ...

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When Play is More Than Play

When Play is More Than Play

By Ian Anderson This morning my son came into the living room and, without a word, began to retrieve the Lego blocks he’d put together the day before. For several minutes he searc ...

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In the Asking

In the Asking

By Ian Anderson Yesterday morning I watched as my sons played Chutes and Ladders. All seemed well in their world: they laughed at the thought of doing the “naughty” things that ma ...

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What to Do?

What to Do?

By Kendall Vogts What to do? As a teacher, enjoying his or her summer break, that seems to be a question that comes up often and is usually followed by a smile or smirk and glazed ...

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Memories Are Made While Being Outside

Memories Are Made While Being Outside

By Kendall Vogts Being married to the editor, you think it’d be easy for me to come up with a topic to write about each month. Sometimes, I even say, “Give me a topic!”, and he wi ...

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June Underwater

June Underwater

By Ian Anderson My parents have a picture of the three of us when I was just a baby; it’s an underwater picture, and our eyes are open, our lips pursed, and we all have that look ...

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Wichita-Area Summer Activities for Everyone

Wichita-Area Summer Activities for Everyone

By Kendall Vogts May is finally here, and it seems like even though there were few April showers to bring May flowers, everything is slowly, but surely budding out and blooming. A ...

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Seasoned Seeing

Seasoned Seeing

By Ian Anderson My wife and I lived in Nashville shortly after we were married, and even though we were there for a brief period, the memories I have of that time are deeply set i ...

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A Culture of Competition

A Culture of Competition

By Ian Anderson The year was 1986. My soccer career still blazed in all its glory, and at the height of that season my mother snapped a picture of me chasing the ball. Teeth bared ...

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Experiencing Childhood Memories with Different Perspectives

Experiencing Childhood Memories with Different Perspectives

By Kendall Vogts Spring! Most days, it feels like it has finally sprung.  As I’m writing today, there is a dusting of snow on the ground, yet I can clearly see the green buds poki ...

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This could have been about Banana Cream Pie

This could have been about Banana Cream Pie

By Kendall Vogts As the wife of the editor, I am asked to write a short article every now and then, and for past articles, it was very easy. I would match my topic to my feelings, ...

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Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

By Ian Anderson My six year old boy is famous in our house for his great ability to anticipate what’s next: the next game, the next show, the next event. He looks to what’s to com ...

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Love’s Languages

Love’s Languages

By Ian Anderson I earn my living trying to teach high school students how to use language. This includes lessons on grammar and mechanics, but mainly my message is this: they must ...

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February from a Teacher’s Perspective

February from a Teacher’s Perspective

By Kendall Vogts I am one blessed teacher! I had a long Christmas break and was able to spend time with my family and friends, make many wonderful memories, play with my nephews a ...

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New Year, New Resolution

New Year, New Resolution

By Kendall Vogts Every New Year’s Eve, I start the evening with the plan of making and carrying out a resolution for the new year. My resolutions have been things such as: losing ...

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