Tag Archives: Spiders

Bluebird House with Chandelier

Each spring, bluebirds move into the narrow newspaper holder beneath our mailbox. Even though we don’t get the newspaper, it isn’t the safest place for them to live. Without looking, people drive by and shove advertisements over their nest and … Continue reading

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Tolerance for Crawly Things

When I was a preschool teacher, I noticed the children were frightened when a spider crawled into the classroom during a storm.  They thought the spider wanted to hurt them,  so they tried to hurt it first. I knew they would be less afraid and more compassionate if they understood … Continue reading

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