Archive › April, 2012

What’s A College Education Worth? (Part 1)

I’ve suddenly seen several articles in newspapers and online discussing the value of a college education. Ron Wyden, one of Oregon’s most respected political figures, has called on colleges to provide undergraduates with statistics about employment and income prospects for various academic majors. In other words, if you’re going to invest all that money in […]

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Mating Season Ends

Mating season is over. Pirate ate a big, fat mouse this morning. He didn’t take more than a minute to notice it and grab it. He must have been hungry—especially since he hasn’t eaten anything in a month. I wish people could do that. We could lock ourselves in a closet with a case of […]

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Barbara Williams of the Montgomery County Schools in Rockville, Maryland, wrote to me with a special request. Montgomery County schools are using my books as part of their elementary writing curriculum. Ms. Williams wrote to ask if I might use my blog to elaborate a topic that teachers feel needs special emphasis. The topic to […]

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That Darn Spam!

You may have noticed a new format if you’ve recently visited my Kids Ask Eric page. The Ask Eric A Question form has a space at the bottom for a phone number. Why would I want your phone number? Kids write to me from all over the country, even all over the world. The latest […]

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Mating Season

I just returned from a memorable trip to Turkey. I visited the SEV schools in Istanbul and Tarsus. So many adventures! I’m sorting out my photos. I’ll be blogging about my experiences soon. In the meantime, I have to share this story. If you’ve been following my blog, you know about my pet snake, Pirate. […]

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