Author Archives: Phil Viverito

Common Core Glitch – Fractions with Metric System

My daughter came to me for help with homework. At issue was a very odd question, it contained metric units and fractions. I discovered that she didn’t have the knowledge to convert fractions to decimals, which is the only acceptable … Continue reading

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Back to Izea

I am thinking about returning to the IZEA ads. 7acc758f6e6fb16bf9d76b897d65df7dde58ecaf2519ad5a93

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Latest Challenge

For three years running, I have failed at Nanowrimo. The reality is, November is a lousy month for writing. For the past three years, I’ve been in school getting ready for finals and then had a family member get critically … Continue reading

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The Unreality of Bunnies

A number of years ago, my wife, Jennifer and I took our youngest two children to the pet store. They were about 3 years old at the time and were completely overwhelmed at the number of animals. They ran from … Continue reading

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Scents

Every year, I try to find my wife something unusual for special occasions. Last year, I found a poster of the Last Unicorn from Litographs. This Valentine’s Day started an addiction to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents. I started by … Continue reading

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Phil’s Basic Flashcards

I created three sets of flashcards, multiplication, subtraction and addition. Flashcards Addition Flashcards Subtraction FlashcardsMultiplication

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AndrewSS7′s deviantART Gallery

AndrewSS7 is a talented artist who loves movies. I love his Star Wars Episode 7 teasers.

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A Funny Thing Happened on Our Way to… a Place I Don’t Know

This is one of those funny true stories, from a place that is really not all that funny. Last year, my wife, Jen had her thyroid out due to cancer. Trust me, it gets better. Trust me. My wife had … Continue reading

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Updates – Chromebook

I received a Chromebook for Christmas. It is so much fun and easy to use, I made a few blog posts on it. Unfortunately, I posted to the wrong blog. Now, you can read all about it at

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From the Doctor’s Desk

I turned in a form to my doctor’s office. They filled it out for me. It included my height, 172.5 cm. Someone took the measurement from cm directly to feet by 172 cm/12 inches=14.3333 feet. They crossed that off and … Continue reading

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