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Much Ado

Yes, even we had a little Shakespeare Camp here in Bel Air.  Just a bunch of kids having fun with a few pages from Shakespeare and the wonderful amphitheater in Shamrock Park.

Here you go … an excerpt from a scene from Much Ado about Nothing and another from King Lear:

Matthew Dicks: Imaginer

At our book club meeting in the library yesterday, we had the pleasure of hearing from the author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, our novel for this month.  We got to ask the author questions and many also shared personal experiences people about themselves, their children & imaginary friends.

Some interesting moments -

Describing his writing process, Matthew said, for example, that he himself did not know for sure what the epilogue meant. Shall write the next two sentences in white, highlight if you wish to read. In one interpretation, Budo has died and meets Dee, who has also died, in some kind of afterlife or heaven. In another interpretation, Dee had not died and Budo has become the imaginary friend of Dee. Read more…

Imaginary Friends

Just finished reading the book club book for July, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks.  Khiyali and I have already had a couple of discussions about this book -she read parts of it and I told her the story as well.  It was definitely very intense for her and I am not sure she would have liked to read the entire book.  She would have gotten very emotionally involved with the characters.    Even with the bits she has read and hearing the rest of the story from me she found it intense.

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Dicks

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Dicks

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Fizz Boom Read … and Eat Pizza

Our Fourth of July in Pictures

 

Fizz Boom Read!  Harford County Library shows off its Chemistry at the Fourth of July Parade in Bel Air

Fizz Boom Read! Harford County Library shows off its Chemistry at the Fourth of July Parade in Bel Air

Showing off a Water Molecule on the Library Float for the 4th of July - the theme is Fizz Boom Read!

Showing off a Water Molecule on the Library Flat for the 4th of July – the theme is Fizz Boom Read!

Fans of Harford County Library gathered on the Float for the Parade!

Fans of Harford County Library gathered on the Float for the Parade! 

The Fourth of July comes once a year and this year as every year we made the 4th of July Pizza

The Fourth of July comes once a year and this year as every year we made the 4th of July Pizza

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 2013 Snow

We were in town in the winter of 2009-10 and got enough snow to make up for all the years we missed. I’m told it hasn’t snowed much since, so we haven’t missed much … until now.

The Passport Office is here!

Well we haven’t had this kind of excitement since the new phone books came and they haven’t been coming for years …

[Tell the young people what “the new phone books are here” is …. is … oh, and also tell them what phone books are.]

So now, you really can walk to almost anything from Idlewild Street! Read more…

You too could live on Idlewild Street

Come on! You know you want to … rural but not too rural, urban but not too urban. A town with an actual Main Street still functioning. If you use your imagination, while strolling on Main Street near the court house and fountain, you can imagine you are in any city of the world.

… and now you have your chance. #34 Idlewild Street is for sale. How do I love Idlewild Street? Let me count the ways! Read more…

The Acrobat Dilemma

Will the circus pass inspection?

Will the circus pass inspection?

So we performed The Acrobat Dilemma 2013 edition at Shamrock Park on July 10 and 11 2013.   Here is the July 11 show:

Rainbow Co-op

Labor Day is around the corner.  If you haven’t yet joined a co-op this just might be the one for you.    All of us are people who haven’t joined a co-op.  We believe learning and living are inseparable, integrated and immensely imaginative!  Okay that last part was mostly for alliteration.

If you are looking for the company of other secular homeschooling families that follow an approach to learning that draws from the inner curriculum of each child, you are not alone.  Let’s get acquainted and support one another through park days, exchange of ideas and resources, group projects, and other interesting activities together.  Join us for an orientation on Friday, August 30.

Rainbow Co-op is secular and based on free and democratic learning.

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