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"This is the first book in the Pinky and Rex series. We've read a few of these books and we like them, but I thought this one was a bit too over-the-top with the gender role reversal between the girl, Rex, and the boy, Pinky.

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Oscar Wilde
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

Mark Twain
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Mark Twain

John Dewey
“Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry. ”
John Dewey, Reconstruction in Philosophy

haikus (Poetry)
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Description: My son challenged me to write a haiku because he's writing some in 8th grade. It was kinda fun.
Square's invasive data-scraping (Nonfiction)
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Description: The Square payment system takes 'targeted marketing' a giant step too far - here's my personal story.
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