All posts by Jenny Bristol

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Things to Love #11: Summer Vacation

I believe that a long summer break is vital. If you work hard throughout the school year, you need time to regroup and refresh, as well as pursue your special interests.
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Bristol Box #11: For Those Who Like Old Fashioned Letters

Letter writing is a bit of a lost art, or at least a dying one. The only people who write letters anymore are those who are trying to keep the art alive, and those without computers. Be one of those keeping it alive with this week's Bristol Box.
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I’ve Got Moxie #10: Macro Photography

My macro lens is my favorite lens. Whether far away or close up, subjects look fantastic. It's easy to take a good picture with a macro lens.
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Things to Love #10: Paper Planners

Electronic planners are useful. But sometimes you want, or need, a more tangible place to organize your thoughts or your week.
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Arthur’s Letters at ‘First Person History’

Over on my First Person History blog, where I’ve been typing up my great grandfather, Arthur’s letters from rebuilding Germany after WWII, a couple of letters recently have really stood out as interesting and influential. The most interesting of which included a letter from Arthur’s Haus Frau, Edith. She was so optimistic about the future,...Read More
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I’ve Got Moxie #9: Mid-Life Redirection

This post isn't so much about me, as most of my Moxie posts are. It's about people in general. All of you folks out there. This is my encouragement to you today.
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Olio #9: Montessori Education

In Montessori education, kids use their hands, move their bodies, and engage their minds instead of sitting at a desk trying to stay awake during a lecture.
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Things to Love #9: Letterboxing

Traipsing across the land, searching out a hidden box with only a few clues to guide you. Think Geocaching combined with orienteering, but without any pesky technology, and you have Letterboxing.
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Bristol Box #9: For Those Who Like Outer Space

Summer is both the best and the worst time to get out and look at the night sky. The frigid temperatures of winter are long behind us, but you do have to stay up considerably later for it to be dark. But there are plenty of constellations that are easier to see in the summer, such as Cygnus and Lyra.
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Olio #8: House Floorplans

Residential floor plans have always been one of my special interests. But only recently has that become clear to me.
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Things to Love #8: Armchair Architecture

There are many schools of architecture throughout the ages. Some exist because of materials available. Some because of stylistic preferences. Some because of regional needs.
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Bristol Box #8: Learn to Make Bento Boxes

Bento Boxes are containers, sometimes sectioned or stacked, that hold fancy ways of packaging up meals. They originated in Japan, but have become popular in the U.S. If you enjoy arranging your food in attractive or clever ways, try your hand at making Bento Box meals.
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