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kinders offer their presentations 

to

the other kinders

and to us

their teachers.

they are very excited

as

they tell us

all about

the animals

they have studied.

one teaches us about 

the colorful parrot.

another one asks

‘why do they fly?’

kinder answers

‘so they can see the world.’

in this moment 

of clarity and understanding

she has

traded places with us

and has

become the teacher

and

we learn so much from her.

“feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

-frida kahlo

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go together.

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team problem solving

4 grandies and 1 wagon

lots of sizes

lots of weight

lots of ages

lots of ideas

lots of feelings

1 bent axle

1 road at the end

how to get it back up the driveway

who wants to pull

who wants to push

who wants to ride

who wants to walk

how can we do it so no one cries?

“if you want to go quickly, go alone.

if you want to go far, go together.”

~african proverb.

slim to none.

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posted online by my local news outlet: 

Severe weather forecast changed significantly, now in parts of Michigan.

Storm Prediction Center says severe storms possible in west Michigan this evening.

Main threat of severe weather expected just west of Michigan, but still a concern here.

The severe weather forecast for this afternoon and evening has changed significantly, and has increased part of Michigan’s severe weather chances.

The Storm Prediction Center issued a new forecast at 12:30 p.m., after looking at the latest round of weather data.

They basically shifted all of the severe weather risk areas eastward. The images above show you the earlier forecast from this morning on the left, and the forecast from 12:30 p.m. on the right.

Much of southern Lower Michigan went from a marginal risk of severe weather to a slight risk of severe weather.

i am a little confused, especially now that i’ve seen it move from marginal to slight, so i looked up the difference in the dictionary and now i’m really confused. i think i’ll just go to bed and wake up in the morning, hoping that the risk is actually at the  ‘slim to none’ level. 


mar·gin·al
ˈmärjənl/
adjective
adjective: marginal 
of, relating to, or situated at the edge or margin of something.

vs.

slight
slīt/
adjective
adjective: slight; comparative adjective: slighter; superlative adjective: slightest
small in degree; inconsiderable.

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comfortable.

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rescue glen frey the cat not the rockstar

is beginning to get comfortable.

he still eats like a mafioso

facing the door

 always on his guard

and

we still startle each other

if either of us enters a room too fast

but

 he doesn’t run away and hide

as much anymore

and even

hangs around a bit longer each day

scooting off to his safe spot

when he needs to

but

he talks to me loudly

and

 lets me brush him now

and purrs

and tips over

and

even has bedtime habits.

at 10:30 each night

he climbs into his cushiony basket

where his stuffed kitty friend

awaits him

high atop

the window bench with a view of outside.

for a guy who’s had a hard and uncertain life

he seems to be settling in just fine.

if it’s the right chair,

it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.

-robert de niro