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Month: March 2017

Geode Collecting

Geode Collecting

A warm Saturday in March without major plans. That is unusual on many levels, but we embraced it, and went down to the San Rafael Swell to see if we could find any Geodes. We hiked around just off I-70, about a half mile north of the Interstate, at this one spot.. fairly well known, where there is a gate directly off I-70 you can pull straight off the interstate, through the gate, and onto dirt roads. It took us…

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First Outing of the Season

First Outing of the Season

Tuesday afternoons, my boys both have music lessons, which leaves my daughter and I home alone for the afternoon. We took advantage of it to go down and try to pick up some rocks to work on the chess set that I’ve been wanting to carve all winter. So we drove down to Nephi and heading up the Nebo loop. The gate was still closed for winter, but it closes about a quarter mile shy of where I wanted to…

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Homeschooling and Parenting Goals

Homeschooling and Parenting Goals

I noticed that Loretta and I often make different choices in our parenting and in our schooling for our children vs. other parents we talk to. And it frequently comes down to our focus on our long-term goals. I’m not sure that those goals are any different than other parents… but we do think about them when making decisions, and try to avoid getting caught up in the day-to-day routine of school, work, and activities. Our long-term goals for our…

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Seeking My Last Job…

Seeking My Last Job…

  I’m intending to have a new role at some point in the relatively near future. I do not think of this as my “Next” role, but as my “Last” role. I have been thinking about my career recently, and have divided it into three phases. Or, really, 2 phases, and I am planning out the transition into Phase 3. Phase 1 – Building the Career: These were the early years. Jumping from place to place for more money, more…

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