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Lifestyle

"Smart" is a Relative Term

Every day one of my students will proudly tell me how smart he is. He’s heard this from his parents for years. I look at his grades. I listen to what other teachers say about his attitude and his behavior. I watch year after year when he doesn’t pass his End of Course or his High School Proficiency Exam. I can’t help wondering why he thinks he’s so smart. Now I’ve been around kids long enough to know that they seldom make connections between what is real and what isn’t…..especially ...
Community Connections | Lifestyle
Lance Dooley

Lance Dooley | How I’m bringing E.T. Pybus back to life

As spring transitioned into June, I was anxious to begin adding clay to the metallic armature that would become the sculpture of E.T. Pybus, the legendary man who constructed the building that is now the Pybus Public Market on the Wenatchee riverfront. The contractors receded in numbers and were replaced by market goers pushing strollers and curious onlookers asking questions about the process.
Lifestyle

Sometimes They Get It on Their Own

My friend Sarah takes care of Lexi, my wonderful but bratty dog, on Fridays when I stay in Entiat to supervise concessions at the home football games. She picks up Lexi from day care and then takes her to the river walk where they enjoy the fall weather, the birds, the outdoors, and the other dogs. Sarah has known Lexi since I brought her home from the Humane Society, so she has watched her grow from puppyhood ‘til now.
Lifestyle

Consistency: the Key to Success

You were recently introduced to my dog, Lexi, a border collie/golden retriever I adopted from the Humane Society. She has the beautiful face of the retriever and the intelligent eyes of the border collie. She is smart, active, funny, and a tad bratty. Lexi and I have nearly completed a year together, and I am amazed at the similarities between working with her and working with children. She easily manipulated me with her sweet face and wonderful sense of humor. She sat on first command without exception. She behaved quietly ...
Lifestyle

Getting Rid of Distractions

My dog, Lexi, is part border collie and part golden retriever. When I adopted her from the Humane Society, she was one year old. I had hoped for the collie brains and the retriever disposition, but, of course, got the opposite, so I decided training was a must!