Time measurement for kids

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
My colleague from New Zealand, Michael Sampson, and his boys have provided an answer to a pressing question about time management and its measurement.  The question, posed by my daughter, Emily, went like this:

Dear Mr. Sampson, My name is Emily Mack I am 7 years old. I live in California. My favorte days of the week are Wensday, Monday and Sunday.  
The things that I like are playing, Computers and writing stories.

I have a question to ask your boys. Does your clock run clockwise?( left to right)
In the picture you will see our clock.

      Eric's daughter,
      Emily Mack

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Michael's son, David, was kind enough to post this response, along with a very helpful photo, in order to help clarify how time is measured down under.

Celebrating 50 years

Thursday, October 14th, 2004
Tonight, Kathy and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were married 15 years ago, but we learned that the 50th anniversary is such a special celebration that we now celebrate it each year.

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I am grateful to the Lord that He has given me the desire of my heart and that He has blessed me with a Proverbs 31 woman - a wife of noble character.

I am equally delighted that when I proposed to my kindergarten sweetheart, she agreed, because tonight, we get to watch that classic movie once again.

Thank you, Kathy, for being my wife.  I'll always be your prince charming and I look forward to celebrating for many years to come.


(Disney fans, see if you can you spot the hidden Mickey)

California Adventure

Thursday, October 14th, 2004
Last week, we took a group of 60 home school kids and their parents to California Adventure for a 1/2 day overview of California history.

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We were delighted by the turnout from our local home school community. The staff and tour guides put together a wonderful program in which the kids got to experience the sights and sounds of California's rich heritage. After the tour, the kids were able to enjoy the rides in the park with their friends. That night, Kathy and I took our girls to our favorite place -- can you guess where?