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Of the original 12 Amendments to the Constitution proposed by Congress, only 10 were ratified. One of them later became the 27th Amendment. It says that if Congress votes itself a raise, the raise cannot take effect until after the … Continue reading
How fast is a glacier? It depends on a lot of things… the temperature at the time, the thickness, the slope, or if the glacier is late for dinner. Oh, wait… Click the image for a larger version. (From Kids … Continue reading
Spring is here, for most parts of the country anyway, and if you’ve not yet seen an abundance of butterflies, you soon will. These magnificent creatures are on the hunt for food to sustain them through their long flight, but … Continue reading
With the surplus on cable television of severe weather and its chasers, tornadoes have assumed an almost celebrity-like status. It would not surprise me to learn that they will soon be given names, though the large numbers of tornadoes would … Continue reading
So, how curious are your students? If you pose a question to them, can they (will they) try to one-up you? If so, don’t take offense. Rather see it as a teaching/learning opportunity. Send that student on a lone assignment … Continue reading
I found this and co-opted it, but it still makes perfect sense.
In 2011 I was asked by Music Theatre of Wichita to once again design and prepare a small run Kidsbill for their production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. MTWichita arranges one performance each year for disadvantaged kids in the Wichita … Continue reading
A few years ago, I assembled several visual puns which were converted into e-greeting cards for amazon.com. This one wasn’t actually #14. I just liked the sound of it. Enjoy!
For all of their grandeur and outward signs of corporate success, skyscrapers can cause problems, particularly for migrating birds. Our avian friends are attracted to the warning lights (installed to warn aircraft) and often fly around them until they fall … Continue reading