31 Posts in 31 Days

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Normally, Fridays are Best of the Blogs day around here. But today, please allow me a moment to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming… Today is June 1, which means that the Blogathon — the 31-day blogging challenging I undertook during the month of May — is officially over. It’s not easy to keep your blogging […]

Boys at a Glance

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I missed Wordle Day! When I signed on for Blogathon 2012, I was particularly looking forward to one theme day: Wordle Day. I was introduced to the concept of a Wordle about a year ago, at the School of the Arts in Rhinelander. The idea that a computer program could take text and turn it […]

Blogging Tips

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It’s time for another Blogathon Theme Day! Today’s theme: If I started blogging today, I would… I started blogging in 2009 because I heard it was the thing to do. Writers everywhere were started blogs, and I’d knew be behind if I didn’t at least learn how to blog. So I took a class. I […]

Haiku: Teenager

Flickr photo by ST33VO Steadfast and stubborn The young tree no longer bends But stands like an oak

Best of the Blogs

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A round up of some of the best stuff on the ‘Net. Sexism and The Early Learning Centre. A Facebook friend pointed me to this post after she read my recent post, “Helping Boys in a Sex-Soaked Society.” In my post, I mention the insidious nature of mass media images, and how they worm their […]

Helping Boys in a Sex-Soaked Society

At age six, my youngest son — my innocent, cherubic-faced son — told me that his “rich, secret life” would include lots of tractors. And 1000 girls. The tractors were no surprise. This boy has loved John Deere tractors and all kinds of heavy construction equipment from day one. 1000 girls, though? That surprised me. […]

Boys & Bullying, Take 2

I was bullied as a child and no one ever told me that I had a RIGHT to my well-being and I learned to “take it.” As a result, I allowed people to push me around and I became a frightened, timid, individual until I reached my mid-30s… What kind of mixed messages are we, […]

Boys & Bullying, Take 2

I was bullied as a child and no one ever told me that I had a RIGHT to my well-being and I learned to “take it.” As a result, I allowed people to push me around and I became a frightened, timid, individual until I reached my mid-30s… What kind of mixed messages are we, […]

Helpful Blogs for Parents of Boys

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There are 250 blogs participating in this year’s blogathon! In 2009 — the first year I participated in the blogathon — there were less than 30. That year, I ran a full list of participating bloggers. This year, I’m going to suggest some blogs that you might enjoy: Amanda Steinhaus – Ms. Panda’s Blog, Poetry, […]

Blogathon 2012!

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You’ll be hearing a lot more from me this month. Today is May 1, and it’s the official kick-off day for Blogathon 2012, an event planned and sponsored by Michelle Rafter of WordCount. The Blogathon is a challenge — participants are supposed to blog every day for the month of May — but it’s also […]