Monday, February 19, 2007

Reunion 2007 spam

     
 

Remember one of my other side projects www.magrath2007.blogspot.com

We are opening it up a bit for some of our events. We are inviting our friends to join in on the fun. If you guys would like to participate pass it around and sign up. It is shaping up to be a pretty big event. ...and fun to boot.

 
     

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day?

     
 

Is Valentine's Day a "made up" day? Rick seems to think that it is just that, a made up day.

I think that every holiday was essentially made up, or created by someone in History, and is just a celebration or recognition of an event. Whether or not you choose to honor or celebrate these events by recognizing them, is a personal choice.

Now Family Day on the other hand, that is completely made up..

Regardless..Happy Lovers Day to all!

 
     

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

An amazing article on praising your kids...

     
 

Check out this article .

It may just change the way you talk to your kids.

from the article:
“When we praise children for their intelligence,” Dweck wrote in her study summary, “we tell them that this is the name of the game: Look smart, don’t risk making mistakes.”

...those who think that innate intelligence is the key to success begin to discount the importance of effort. I am smart, the kids’ reasoning goes; I don’t need to put out effort. Expending effort becomes stigmatized—it’s public proof that you can’t cut it on your natural gifts.

 
     

God Damn You Google!

     
 

So the next time anyone of you posts here, you'll be prompted to switch from Blogger accounts to Google accounts.

Google has removed the option of using an old Blogger account, so there's nothing I can do about it.

Oh well.