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28 Jul 2012
Purple Pencil Olympics A

The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off today in London!Have you ever thought of becoming an elite athlete? Why or why not? What makes the Olympics so amazi

21 Jul 2012
Purple Pencil Drive-Thru

Tuesday, June 24, is National Drive-Thru Day!Where I grew up in the Midwest, Drive-Thrus were everywhere: the bank, fast food restaurants, the dry cle

7 Jul 2012
Purple Pencil Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month! There's nothing like a refreshing ice cream cone or a milkshake, especially in this hot summer weather ...What is yo

29 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil Independen

Wednesday is the 4th of July aka Independence Day! How are you celebrating? With a barbecue? Fun at the beach? A fireworks show?For this week's Purple

15 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil FatherR

It's Father's Day weekend! If you have a father or father figure, spend some time with him this weekend. Have an adventure. Go to a baseball game. Pla

9 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil Animation

Today is the 78th “birthday” of Donald Duck. Mickey Mouse's pal made his screen debut in the Disney short The Wise Little Hen in 1934.Who is

12 May 2012
Purple Pencil MotherR

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th!Make the day memorable - write a Mother's Day story!You can:- Write a story as her Mother's Day present.- Take M

4 May 2012
Purple Pencil Star Wars

It's Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you!Do you like reading or watching science fiction? If you are a fan of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games or &

31 Mar 2012
Purple Pencil April Fool

April Fools' Day is this Sunday, April 1st!Are you a practical joker? Do you like pulling pranks? Or are you usually the one who gets punked?If you co

16 Mar 2012
Purple Pencil St. Patric

St Patrick's Day is tomorrow, March 17th!Irish or not, people dress in green, watch parades - and basketball, eat traditional foods like corned beef a