We often spend so much time chasing the extraordinary moments that we miss out on the ordinary moments – the ones that if taken away, we’d miss more than anything.

– from Brene Brown’s “The Call to Courage”

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Taking Notes …

I often rant about how kids today won’t even know how to write things thanks to Siri and now Alexa and Google Home are adding to that mix.

That by itself is bad enough. But I hadn’t even considered Voice to Text and who knew that Google Classroom has this built-in?

Clearly not me.

My son-who-loathes-to-write came to me this evening proud of himself for having taken all of the notes that he needs for an essay that he has to write in class later this week.

Imagine how impressed I was to see that his notes were typed AND included bullet points for each individual item.

I was, of course, thinking about my own schooling way back in the 1900s and imagining that he’d by handwriting these notes.

Pfft. Kids today don’t hand write anything!

What I failed to consider, though. Was that he merely dictated all of these notes to and Google took care of the rest.

Shock and awe.

Things were spelled correctly! The bullet points were added automatically!

He didn’t have to type anything!

It’s like we’ve gone forward to go backward – dictation but with no steno pool.

Don Draper and Peggy Olsen would be impressed.

I just feel old.

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Other Great Sources of Information

Other blogs and places to go for really great food-related information.  I try to update as often as I can!

And in no particular order …

100 Days of Real Food

Kitchen Stewardship


Civilized Caveman Cooking

Heavenly Homemakers

Chocolate Covered Katie

Real Mom Nutrition

Environmental Working Group

March Against Monsanto

Food Politics

Robyn O’Brien

Real Mom Nutrition

The Kitchn

Paleo Leap

Nom Nom Paleo

Paleo Grubs

Simply Recipes

Eat Local Grown

So Let’s Hang Out

Clean Eating With A Dirty Mind

Kelly the Kitchen Kop
The Elliott Homestead

Super Healthy Kids

It’s Not About Nutrition

The Paleo Mom

Against All Grain

Mind Body Green

Food Babe

Nutrition Unplugged

Raise Healthy Eaters

Everyday Paleo

Real Food Real Deals

Our Little Family Adventure
Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Deliciously Organic

Smitten Kitchen