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Life-Long Learning

It seems the media is finally taking note that a number of us in the last half of our lives (boy does that phrase make me feel old)  enjoy life-long learning. The front page of our local paper highlighted a man close to 90 who is graduating with his PhD. He says the young students

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Train Your Brain Daily

Since we’re all getting a little older and want to be wiser, we need to keep training our brain. Every day we should try to learn one new thing. Doesn’t have to be anything big, even a new word (Scrabble players take note). Then we need to remember what we learned. That’s the hard part, […]

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Family Visits

One of the things we long for as grandparents are the visits from family, especially those cute little grandkids. While it’s an exciting, satisfying time, it can also be exhausting. In my case, we have a house large enough to have everyone over for dinner. But 15 people, including loud preschoolers and babies, makes for […]

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Create a Maze

Our next challenge will have you using your creativity and patience. I want you to create a maze in the Paint program that comes with Microsoft Windows. If you’ve never used your Paint program, it should be listed under Accessories. Start with a short, simple maze and work your way up to a more intricate design. […]

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Disney on Ice

This past weekend, I attended Disney on Ice at the Rogers Centre (Skydome) with my 4-year-old grandson. The show was two hours long, with a brief intermission halfway. Toward the end, he was starting to get restless but enjoyed most of it. The “Cars” sequence was his favorite and was right at the beginning. We […]

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Nursery School Takes Energy

Wednesday morning. That means nursery school for my two grandsons, ages two and four, and I. It also means a break for each of my daughters, both with new babies. And after two hours on my own with the boys, it means I’m exhausted and ready for a nap – some days more than others. […]

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Today In History

Your first challenge is to search the web and find out what happened today in history. (Depending on which day you take the challenge, your answers may be different.) Then let all of us know how your search went. Was it difficult?  Did you find any unusual facts?  Anything else that you discovered? Using google as your starting […]

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Creative Computer Crafts

Creative Computer Crafts

If you enjoy computer crafting, the people at Crafty PC have a book called “Creative Computer Crafts” that has a number of interesting crafts you can try. The book is going out of print, so it’s available right now at a very good price. If you are outside of the U.S., beware of shipping charges […]

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