The nurses at Keisha's preschool gave us this information at the Open House. Some of it is self-explanatory, but some of it might not be.
If your child has any of the following symptoms he/she should be kept at home and the teacher notified of the reason for the absence.
If your child is not interested in playing and eating and wants to lie down, he/she should be watched and the child's temperature checked. Do not send the child to school if you give a fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol.
Question for you, gentle reader: what is it about the symptoms above that makes them important enough to warrant keeping a child home from school?
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Monday, September 30, 2002
The nurses at Keisha's preschool gave us this information at the Open House. Some of it is self-explanatory, but some of it might not be.
Campbell's Labels for Education - Earn Free Stuff For Your School
Help your child's school earn educational equipment this year simply by saving the labels from any of hundreds of varieties of Campbell product and sending them to school with your child. Some of the products eligible for redemption in the program include
For a complete listing of participating Campbell products, visit the Labels for Education website.
Contact your school's program coordinator if you have any questions or would like to take an active role in this year's Labels for Education collection drive.
Posted by Daniel at 9/30/2002 09:44:00 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Since Jennie has been working during the day for the past four weeks and recently picked up another job in the evenings, I've become somewhat of a stay-at-home Dad. It's different in a good way: The Singable Songs Collection 1996
I get to take Keisha to her weekly speech therapy appointments. We get to hang out together and do fun stuff like go to the library, stop by the UDF (United Dairy Farmers) near the University of Dayton for a soda. We did all three yesterday (Friday).
At 8:30 AM we dropped Jennie off at work and then stopped by the UDF on Brown Street because we were thirsty. We noticed that they had 3 Krispy Kreme donuts for $1.79, so we bought some. After we sat down, Keisha and I began eating our donuts, and I brought out my Bible and told Keisha that we were going to read something from it together. I found the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Then we did our memory verse from this past Tuesday night's Family Devotional, Psalm 37:4.
After this we drove to the clinic to see if my medicine was available for me to pick up. No dice. Then we drove to Children's Medical Center, where Keisha has her speech therapy. She did really well - picking up a lot of vocabulary.
Then we drove to the Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library to check out some videos and some CDs. We also got some books for Keisha to read. They have an entire shelf in the Children's book area devoted to new readers. Cool! We checked out Raffi's Singable Songs Collection, which we all love! She's actually been listening to Raffi since she was a couple months old and I'd sing her the songs from the Singable Songs for the Very Young album.
20th Anniversary Special Edition
3 Albums: Singable Songs for the Very Young, More Singable Songs for the Very Young and Corner Grocery Store
Singable Songs for the Very Young
The Singable Songs Collection
Posted by Daniel at 9/28/2002 11:25:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2002
Bene Diction Blogs On: Myers-Briggs Type Prayers
A couple of these fit me:
- ENFJ: God, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?
- ENFP: God, help me to keep my mind on one th - Look a bird! - at a time.
Posted by Daniel at 9/27/2002 10:45:00 PM
Once upon a time, before the Internet revolutionized public discourse, there was only one sure way for a person to become a pundit: get a job as a journalist and hold forth from the pages of a newspaper, magazine or a broadcast organization.
But now, with the explosion of personal online journals known as Weblogs, anyone with something to say and access to the right software can be a publisher, a pundit and observer of events great and small.
Weblogs — personal online journals, saturated with attitude and rich with links to Internet resources — have transformed and democratized the media landscape. What had once quietly flourished in the grassroots of cyberspace has now burst into the mainstream, transforming the way Internet news and communities are perceived.
That’s why MSNBC is launching Weblog Central, your gateway to the world of personal news.
This page will serve as a perch from which you can observe and participate in the brave new world of personal news. We hope you’ll make it a daily destination.
Posted by Daniel at 9/27/2002 10:18:00 PM
Yahoo! News - E! Online | Morpheus in a Matrimonial Matrix with Alias's Anna Espinosa
Lawrence Fishburne and actress Gina Torres were married last weekend "at the Cloisters museum in New York, Fisburne's publicist, Alan Nierob, confirmed today."
Fishburne is most recently known for being Neo's (played by Keaunu Reeves) mentor in the Matrix sequels. (By the way, both sequels will be released next year; The Matrix: Reloaded in May and The Matrix: Revolutions in November.) Torres, who will also appear in both sequels, is better known to Alias fans as Jennifer Garner's nemesis, Anna Espinosa.
Posted by Daniel at 9/27/2002 05:04:00 PM
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
"Google News presents information culled from approximately 4,000 news sources worldwide and automatically arranged to present the most relevant news first. Topics are updated continuously throughout the day, so you will see new stories each time you check the page. Google has developed an automated grouping process for Google News that pulls together related headlines and photos from thousands of sources worldwide -- enabling you to see how different news organizations are reporting the same story. You pick the item that interests you, then go directly to the site which published the account you wish to read." from "A Novel Approach to News"
Posted by Daniel at 9/25/2002 11:54:00 PM
It appears that most people prefer Linux to Mac and Windows, according to results from "a periodic AltaVista search for each of several operating systems, directly followed by 'sucks', 'rules', or 'rocks'."
Thanks to Mike for the link.
Posted by Daniel at 9/25/2002 02:02:00 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Saturday, September 21, 2002
Wow! Could I have placed any more keywords as the title? Jeez. My wife's English class at Sinclair Community College began today. As part of her coursework, she needs to keep a journal. This encouraged me to no end, of course. Now both of us get to keep journals! Who knows! Maybe I'll get her to start blogging, too! (Note to Ev and the boys, be on the look out.). Au revoir.
Posted by Daniel at 9/21/2002 10:49:00 PM
Hey Dayton Dog Devotees! A Festival for Dogs (and the people they own...)
Join the excitement as K99.1FM, NewsTalk 1290 WHIO, Daytons Point and Kettering Parks and Recreation present an event for dogs and dog lovers! Whether you are currently a dog owner or considering adoption of a pet, Bark In The Park will be a comprehensive and fun event to find out all kinds of information relative to owning and caring properly for a dog.
Plus.. contests for everyday dogs and their owners, demonstrations, food for both humans, their canine companions and lets not forget fun in the sun for the whole family! There's nothing like it in the Miami Valley!
Posted by Daniel at 9/21/2002 07:57:00 AM
Friday, September 20, 2002
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002
REUTERS: Man Divorces Quarrelsome Wife for Mute Woman
From QuotesBlog and the Bible:
"A foolish son is his father's ruin,
and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping." -- Proverbs 19:13
"Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife." -- Proverbs 21:9
"SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni man divorced his first wife because she was loud and argumentative and picked a deaf and mute woman as his new bride, a local newspaper said on Monday..."
Posted by Daniel at 9/17/2002 12:57:00 AM
Clark Howard, on his daily talkshow, noted that Paypal "was enormously innovative in its idea, but the company has one of the worst reputations when it comes to customers service."
Posted by Daniel at 9/17/2002 12:16:00 AM
Monday, September 16, 2002
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Thursday, September 12, 2002
Announcement from Status.Blogger.Com: Blog*Spot Web Server Maintenance
From midnight to 3 AM Eastern time on Friday, 13 September 2002, the Blog*Spot file server, which contains this and other weblogs with "blogspot.com" in the URL, will be down for maintenance. So, from that time - midnight to 3 AM EDT - Journey Inside My Mind will be unavailable.
Posted by Daniel at 9/12/2002 10:37:00 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
I just finished some random blogging, just to see where I'd go, to see if I'd find anything I liked, and to see whether I'd happen to arrive at a blog I'd already seen, or even one of my own:
Posted by Daniel at 9/11/2002 10:23:00 PM
from email (so it must be true, right?)
- The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the
British or Americans.
- The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
- The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
- The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
- The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and
suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
- Eat and drink what you like.
- Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Posted by Daniel at 9/11/2002 08:33:00 AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2002
I just submitted my 100 words for Day 10. I am really starting to like this idea. The way that it works is that you and I won't be able to read what I've submitted until probably the first week of next month. Some interesting stuff, though. I'll have to link back to it here and maybe over at Streams of Consciousness.
Posted by Daniel at 9/10/2002 01:20:00 PM
"'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"
The only domain named after the world's most commonly misheard lyric - maybe.
Search the archive for your other favorite misheard lyrics by song title and artist. You can even submit your own misheard lyrics!
Posted by Daniel at 9/10/2002 12:31:00 PM
Monday, September 09, 2002
Also known by Keisha as "The Ooseum." If you live in Dayton, Ohio, aren't you now blessed! I can't seem to get enough of the place myself; Jennie cannot tell sometimes who is more excited to go there: Keisha or I.
Posted by Daniel at 9/09/2002 01:14:00 PM
"Americans don't necessarily care if the government removes public information from the Internet in the name of national security, according to a new study examining Web habits one year after the Sept. 11 attacks. (ZDNet News)" It also has prompted more people to post to the Web and contact relatives:
Posted by Daniel at 9/09/2002 12:38:00 AM
Saturday, September 07, 2002
Here, in no particular order, is a list of some of my favorite films. Links provided by Internet Movie DataBase
Posted by Daniel at 9/07/2002 03:11:00 PM
I have since moved the list that was in this post to its own web page:
Posted by Daniel at 9/07/2002 02:28:00 AM
- You so truly know your inner plankton, it is a revelation not unlike discovering an impacted toll booth upon the plains of Patagonia.
- Hearty woes and congratulations on your recent conquest of the Islets of Langerhans!
- Your hair is reminiscent of a digesting yak.
- Your eyes are like spheres of glue filled with shimmering worms.
Posted by Daniel at 9/07/2002 01:58:00 AM
As of today, September 7, 2002, we've been on this journey for eight months! Wow! So, what have we talked about? Let's see:
Posted by Daniel at 9/07/2002 01:50:00 AM
Friday, September 06, 2002
Changing the English language one word at a time.I can still remember Rich Hall talking about these on HBO's Not Necessarily The News back in the '80s.
Welcome to the only site that is truly dedicated to the classic sniglet (or unword). What's a sniglet? It's any word that isn't in the dictionary but should be.
Posted by Daniel at 9/06/2002 09:30:00 AM
Thursday, September 05, 2002
When you sign up, you agree to submit a 100-word entry each day for one month. The goal is to get the text down, and it's okay for it to have typos. I checked out the September 11, 2001 posts, and all I can say is... whoa.
Posted by Daniel at 9/05/2002 03:34:00 PM
I found this among my other writings.
There once was a young schoolboy who was instructed to write an essay about Benjamin Franklin. He didn't know much about the life of the early patriot, but did know the essential details. He squirmed around on his chair for a little bit, chewed on his pencil, and then wrote
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, but he soon got tire of that and moved to Philadelphia. When he got to Philadelphia he was hungry so he bought a loaf of bread. He put the bread under his arm and walked up the street. He passed a woman. The woman smiled at him. He married the woman and then discovered electricity.
Posted by Daniel at 9/05/2002 12:51:00 PM
Wednesday, September 04, 2002
On some blogs with the ability for readers to add comments, you see something perhaps a bit more intuitive, like the word 'Comments'. Not so with this blog, as you might already be aware. Here they are called 'guideposts'. I have provided a dictionary definition below for your benefit:
Guidepost n. 1. A post with a sign giving directions for travelers, usually placed at a crossroad. 2. Something that serves as a guide or an example; a guideline.
So, as you take this 'Journey Inside My Mind,' feel free to add any thoughts/advice/critcisms/wittisms/tips (aka 'guideposts') you have. Way easier than scrawling on the monitor...
Posted by Daniel at 9/04/2002 10:07:00 PM
Nala commented on my pop-up ad post, so I paid a visit to his site. He mentioned something about Ohio weather yesterday, which reminded me of the fictional story about the new owners of the Miami NFL team. The decided to change the name of the team to the Humidity. Now whenever people complain about how bad things are going in Miami, they say, "If it ain't the Heat, it's the Humidity."
Posted by Daniel at 9/04/2002 09:43:00 PM
Tuesday, September 03, 2002
A friend of mine, MN, a teacher in California who is expecting her first child, replied to an email I sent about the Most ADHD Album I've Heard. She writes:
Clever connection to California.
I have mixed feelings about the whole ADHD thing. First of all, pregnant women in the 8th - 9th month should continue to eat lots of veggies, when their child's brains are developing. Secondly, ADHD & ADD are often used as excuses by parents to not offer their children a structured life including discipline & feeling the consequences of their behaviour. So, quite frankly, from a teacher's perspective, I am skeptical of most people who label their kids with either one. Yes, their is a grain of reality in the "disorder." :)
Posted by Daniel at 9/03/2002 10:28:00 PM
Monday, September 02, 2002
There are so many reasons for people to blog, that is, to keep a weblog or webjournal. I plan to make this posting category a recurrent one, or continue editing it until I'm satisfied with the list. The idea is to present a reason followed by links to at least one blog as an example. In either case, you'll want to stay tuned. Also, if you have any ideas you'd like to contribute, then include them in your comments.
I blog to help other bloggers. I blog to relax and just be myself. Being a professional writer had/has major drawbacks along with the benefits.
Blogging makes different demands on me than broadcasting.
I blog for fun. I blog to give a hand up to others learning to write and think better. I blog to bridge worlds.
Blogging isn't a complicated thing for me. Less angst than professional work. Blog on!
Posted by Daniel at 9/02/2002 11:32:00 AM
Freedom of religion has gone to a new level:
More than 70,000 Australians identified their religion as Jedi Knight on last year's national census, officials said.
A spokesman for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said Tuesday that 0.37 percent of respondents, or 70,509 people, claimed to follow the Jedi religion featuring in George Lucas' Star Wars movies when they answered a question on the census form about religious beliefs.
Posted by Daniel at 9/02/2002 11:10:00 AM
from Crabby's Mailbag
"Microsoft Design Gallery Live (DGL) offers all kinds of Office clip art, photos, animations, and sounds. Learning how to make the most of DGL might be just what you need to perk up those sluggish, sleepy Microsoft Office documents."
Posted by Daniel at 9/02/2002 01:01:00 AM