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Author Archive | Laura Blodgett

How My Chickens Help Me Learn Opposites in Chinese

I have front yard and back yard chickens. 我一邊跟牠❶們玩一邊得做苦工。 (我)(一邊)❷(跟)(牠們)(玩)(一邊)(得)(做)(苦工)。 (wo3) (yi1 bian4) (gen1) (ta1 men.) (wan2) (yi1 bian4) (dei3) (zuo4) (ku3 gong1) (I) (one side) (with) (them) (to play with/to find pleasure in) (one side) (must) (to work/to do) (hard labor) They are both fun and lots of work.   They are not pets […]

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Helpless Female Goes Remote Tent Camping Near GrandJean Idaho

The Anticipation I was filled with ill-defined dread. I had given up camping over 10 years ago after a trip with 7 children, ages 1 – 13 seriously tested my sanity. Not only did the packing and grocery preparation run me ragged pre-trip, but moving our household to remote locations in the woods seemed Herculian. […]

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