Interdimensional Travel – Easter Devotional

The Easter holidays gave me an opportunity to pause and reflect on the central aspects of the Christian faith.
I am Sprite’s creator but it is only a delusion created by the April Fools Day blog entry that it is possible for her to physically visit my dimension and it is definitely not possible for me to physically visit her dimension.
But God, our Creator, both visited us physically in the person of Jesus Christ and by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ made it possible for us to enter and abide in His Presence.
Glory be to God!

Getting Unstuck 2

“You didn’t really think I’d just leave you stuck there, did you?” said Sprite.
She was back with a troupe of nine monkeys in tow.
“Scrap Lady Sharon Barnes showed me an article she has written about How to Get Unstuck on her Creative Transformations blog

She says
There’s a statue of three monkeys in my office: “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” It can be useful in teaching children to stay safe and in preventing gossip and negativity. On the other hand, it can hold us in Fantasy-Land. When this happens, we also need another set of Monkeys that allows us to connect with reality. This new set of monkeys brings this message:

Monkey Magic
• See what you see.
• Hear what you hear.
• Feel what you feel.
• Know what you know.
• Think your own thoughts.
• Say what you need to say.
• Do what you need to do.
• Be where you are.
• Be who you (really) are.
“You can download a copy of it from a link on her blog.

So I have brought the monkeys to get you unstuck.

And then you can read the whole of the article, and write your next Gifted Resources Newsletter and next term’s program and do all the work that has been piling up. You can finish the washing and ironing.
Then you can write a blog entry about how the monkeys saved you which will fix your Writer’s Block and you can teach me how to do blanket stitch!”

“Thanks, I think!” I said



Getting Unstuck

“Are you really stuck?” asked Sprite in an incredulous tone. “I didn’t think you would fall for that April Fools Day trick. It is like the time you believed them when they said ‘gullible’ had been taken out of the dictionary.”

“You need to get out of there; because I need help with the satin stitch on my quilt!”

“Well what do you suggest?” I asked “Obviously I’m suffering from Writer’s Block or I would have written my way out of here long ago”

“Well I guess the classic example would be Winnie the Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit’s doorway” said Sprite. Christopher Robin read thinning stories to one end of Pooh while Rabbit hung his towels out to dry on the other end. But I can’t wait that long! I need help with the satin stitch NOW!”

“See if you can find a tutorial online.” I said.

A few minutes later she was back.
“I found it “she said. “You remember Scrap Lady Sharon who helped me with the quilting.
Well I asked her and she showed me. So now I don’t need you to get unstuck any more and I’m off to get some monkeys!

Interdimensional Travel 01.04.2010

First there was the sticky note on the computer desktop

Then I found Sprite standing beside a contraption that appeared to be a cross between a gramophone player amplifier and a wormhole holding the sticky note.
“I can get out and get back to my blog world. I have put a Return clicker for me on your home page.
I have put a clicker for you to try to come to my blog world but I think your butt is too big!

The Ultimate Homework Excuse

There was a piece of scrumpled paper in the bottom of Sprite’s backpack.
When I had smoother it out I realized that it was a History homework assignment which was due to be submitted in two days.

“What’s this?” I asked “Have you finished it already?”
“No” said Sprite.
“Well have you done any work on it?”
“No” said Sprite. “I went to see the Professor and Paula the Physicist and Paula said…”
“Don’t change the topic young lady!”
“I’m not! Paula said I didn’t have to do it yet!”
“That doesn’t sound like something Paula would say” I said.
Paula had been a very encouraging mentor for Sprite but she had always been firm when necessary. “Did she suggest that you could ask for an extension?”

“I didn’t tell her about the History assignment. I was asking her about dimensions after what you said about the chair. And she was talking about time as a fourth dimension and vectors and relativity and tesseracts and lots of other stuff. We were talking about the Wikipedia entry at
We were also talking about how different dimensions could have different times.
And I remembered that you said you drew all my backgrounds. So that means the dimension I’m in only started when you did that first picture and that was about one of your years ago.
So that means, unless my time scale is really different from yours, it couldn’t possibly be March 2010 for me and so I still have 2009 years to finish the History assignment!”

The Big Bang Theory

Our family really enjoys the TV series The Big Bang Theory so I was delighted to find a blog about the science behind the science. It is the Big Blog Theory at

Sprite loves The Big Bang Theory too and often invites Intellectual Dabrowski in to watch it with her.
“But there’s one thing I don’t get!” she said “Why does everyone laugh when Sheldon gets upset when people sit in his place on the couch?
I don’t think that’s funny. I would get really upset if you sat in my chair!”

“Don’t worry.” I said “that is not likely to happen!”
“Why?” asked Sprite “Because you’re too fat to sit in my seat – like Goldilocks?”
“No because you are not even in the same dimension as I am; so I can’t sit in your seat.”
“Yeah, like I said, the dimensions of your seat are too big for my seat”