Good morning from Maine where it feels like winter is here to stay. A couple of the local ski mountains are open, a thin coat of ice appears on a lot of the ponds around my house, and I have to wear a lot more layers to ride my bike outside. Like many of you, I’ve had the last few days off to relax and spend with family. That will continue this weekend as we head outside for a hike and to find our Christmas tree. I hope that you have an equally enjoyable weekend. 

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These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. Two Good Ways to Create Simple and Focused Websites
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3. How to Add Descriptions to Google Drive Folders
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5. Maps and Videos About Where Thanksgiving Foods Come From
6. Two Cool Mapping Tools in the Felt Mapping Platform
7. A Thanksgiving Leftovers Search Lesson and Bookmarking Tip

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