Craig Allen Always Learning

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There is an intense debate going on about how much screen time children should be exposed to since the mass adoption of mobile devices like iPads and other tablets. There are people on both ends of the spectrum and others are somewhere in between. I know parents who won’t let their children watch TV or […]

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Tools in toolshed
/ July 27, 2017 / Comments Off on Making Things out of Wood

Making Things out of Wood

A few nights ago, I had a great conversation while catching up with an old friend. We started out talking about normal things like how our kids were doing and how things were going at our respective jobs but eventually turned to deeper things. Something I shared was how I was starting a new hobby […]

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Venice, Italy
/ July 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Learning Spanish, Italian, and ASL

Learning Spanish, Italian, and ASL

Last week I downloaded Duolingo and started learning Spanish. I took two years of Spanish in middle, which was the mandatory number of years one needed to take a language, and chose Spanish because the consensus was it was the easiest. I did not do well (I think I got mostly C’s and maybe even […]

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/ July 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Being Picked Last

Being Picked Last

I’m reading a book about shame that my sister recently recommended to me. I’ll be blogging my thoughts as I go, both to help me process what I’m thinking about and to share anything that might be beneficial to anyone else. In a conversation with my sister, she helped me realize how much shame has […]

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A broken pier
/ February 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Learning from failure

Learning from failure

As you could probably tell from my blog post yesterday, I wasn’t in the highest of spirits about my progress with learning Swift. I decided to spend some time working on my first program to make some of the changes I had been wanting to try. I failed miserably.

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