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    #Let’sThinkAbout Critical Thinking Wrap Up

    thinking by Stencil

    #Let’sThinkAbout Critical Thinking Wrap Up As you probably know by now, I declared 2018 the year of #Let’sThinkAbout critical thinking on my blog and wrote several posts on this theme. Today, we’ll do a quick summary of this year’s posts and what we can learn from them.  In January’s post, I started by defining critical thinking: The Cambridge English Dictionary defines it as “the process of thinking carefully about a subject or idea, without allowing feelings or opinions to affect you.” Oxford Living Dictionaries defines it as “The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a…

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    Earthquake Nov. 30, 2018

    We had a big Alaskan earthquake on Friday morning. It was estimated at 7.0 magnitude, centered seven miles north of the city of Anchorage, and lasted for about 40 seconds. Several aftershocks hit for hours afterwards, the biggest around 5.0.…

  • Book Fair Flyer

    SCBWI-Alaska Book Fair 11/28!

    One of my groups, the Alaska chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI-Alaska), is having a book fair on Wednesday! We’ll be at the Anchorage Barnes and Noble from 1:00 to 8:00 pm on 11/28/18. Read…

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it focuses on being thankful for what we have, and on two universal things: food and loved ones. I love to cook, and Thanksgiving dinner is both a touchstone and cause for celebration. Food,…

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    Thanks for voting!

    I am writing this on Election Day before the results are posted because it’s not about who won or lost, but that we have this right and responsibility to vote. I am grateful to live in a country that has…