I'm pleased to see this sign at a local park has been changed. Our family always ignored it. And in any case, the "residents only" restriction was always unenforceable under state law, due to a (wise and equitable!) state supreme court decision that held that all public parks are held in trust for the use and benefit of the whole public, and cannot be restricted to residents of the municipality.

It's only the first week of spring, and I found this brave little guy standing about a half inch tall amid the brown grass in my yard.

Going out on a limb here to say this is almost certainly not true.

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I know it's a lot worse in the Midwest, but 0ºF/-18ºC is an all time low for our house.

A happy convergence of weather conditions left us with a small frozen pond in our yard last week. The kids took advantage, and made it their skating rink. (This stone, fortunately, was on the edge.)

From my 4th grader's math homework. Parents tend to trash current math teaching methods, but showing how multiplication works through "partitioning rectangles" is pretty nifty. All I remember is lining up numbers in columns and following computational rules.

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