Do we feel lucky?

    The Monday following Japan’s deadly earthquake, tsunami, and unfolding nuclear nightmare, we bought fish for our first family aquarium. Jennifer and the girls and I pored over the beautiful swimmers at a pet store in Seaside, Oregon, evacuated three days prior. An employee’s helpful advice about keeping a healthy tank were a welcome counter-balance to the grief and worry hanging over us. The catastrophe in | Read More »

    Teach a Man to Fish

    Chinese Proverb – “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”    Beware this is a somewhat hodgepodge of things running through my mind.    In education there is a teaching strategy called scaffolding.  Students receive assistance early on to complete tasks, then as their proficiency increases, that support is | Read More »

    Save the Sea Kittens!

    Watching FNC this morning, I was reminded of a story I saw yesterday on Neal’s Nuze. Apparently, our friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want to rename fish as Sea Kittens! Apparently, PETA thinks that this will remind us that fish have feelings, relationships and families.  By renaming them “sea kittens,” they hope to create sympathy for creatures of the piscene persuasion.  | Read More »