Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Stars Were Aligned!

Aug 7th, 2009

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Last Wednes­day the glo­ri­ous sun­set as I looked west from a friend’s house, cou­pled with the full moon loom­ing won­der­ful­ly large and low over the trees to the east when I returned home, got me think­ing about this time of year, par­tic­u­lar­ly as it relates to the last 10 years of my life. Have you […]

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Music Matters!

Aug 6th, 2009

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One of my bed­side books for the past few months has been: Musi­cophil­ia, Tales of Music and The Brain by Oliv­er Sacks. I think I’ve men­tioned before that I rarely read a new book from front to back at first open­ing! Accord­ing to his bio Oliv­er Sacks is a pro­fes­sor of neu­rol­o­gy and psy­chi­a­try at […]

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A Clean Baby Is a Happy Baby and Other Trivia

Aug 5th, 2009

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When you work in insti­tu­tion­al child­care (can I call them ‘day orphan­ages’?) there are many things that con­tribute to a child’s well being – or oth­er­wise. Of course, the man­ners and atti­tudes of the staff play a big part in how a child behaves. It also mat­ters if staff por­trays an over­ly upbeat and cheer­ful […]

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