Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Good Night Show’s Hostess?

Ok, so Noggin is changing to an all-hours format (all hours for my three year old? I have a hard enough time sending her to bed now!) Will “the Good Night Show” continue to be shown? I was watching this … Continue reading

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Queen Anne Victorian Mansion

As you drive south on I-5, just as you pass Delta Park (heading from Vancouver), if you look to your right, you’ll see the gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian Mansion. Every year it’s lit with “the miracle of a million lights.” … Continue reading

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String Ornaments

Here’s a lovely idea for a craft project, tomorrow while the rain returns to our fair city. You’ll need some cotton string or yarn, some white glue, some little cups, some small blown-up balloons or wax paper. It’s messy so … Continue reading

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The Golden Compass

… the book. Upon which the movie is based. Have you read the books? Have your children? Do your children want to see the movie? Do you? Not to stir up silt in the clear waters of the Willamette, but … Continue reading

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Ride the Holiday Express!

The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation is running their Holiday Express train December 7-9 and 14-16. The passenger cars are lit and heated. You board at the Oaks Park station and ride north towards the Ross Island Bridge. You’ll see decorated … Continue reading

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Salt Dough Ornaments

It’s that time again! Get your kids in the kitchen and make some salt dough ornaments. Good for kids of all ages, but of course you’ll want to judge your individual snowflake’s artistic ability. Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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The Daring Book For Girls

I can’t wait. As the father of two lovely and talented daughters, I was reluctant to buy them the The Dangerous Book for Boys. Not terribly reluctant, mind you; but I did buy my eldest a couple of “girl talk” … Continue reading

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The Christmas Ships Float Again!

This is the 53rd year for the Christmas Ship parade on the rivers. You can get a full schedule on their site. The only thing that can get in the way of your enjoyment would be the if the weather … Continue reading

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Two For One deals

This confuses me, neighbors. A vague feeling of unease. Coats being half-off at Fred Meyer’s. ( not at the minute; don’t go rushing out). Two for one deals on food at Safeway (The white cheddar cheese-its are very tasty). Both … Continue reading

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Give One, Get One

Cute, huh? This is the XO Laptop, the product of the One Laptop Per Child group. It’s durable. It’s crank-powered. It’s responsive. It builds ad-hoc networks with other OLPC laptops. It runs linux. It has a button to show the … Continue reading

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