Quick Guide: Genetics

9 December, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of having dinner with a blogging celebrity, at least a blogging celebrity to me,  Carolyn West, the co-founder of the Southern California Lady Bloggers.  Not often in the company of blogging stars, I used the opportunity to pick her […]

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How To Find Gratitude in Blogging Friends

7 December, 2014

One factor of blogging that’s been such a blessing is one tends to make blogging friends. They are virtual friends in the essence that we’ve never actually met each other but friends nonetheless. One such friend is Laurel Regan of the blog Alphabet Soup.  Friends […]

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How You Know 2014 Was A Good Year

7 December, 2014

  TIME MAGAZINE Says So! Of course, I am drawing a conclusion, that based on their cover photos, 2014 was terrific, a bang up year, one for the books. How do I know this?  Just look at their year-end issue.  According to TIME, The Year […]

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3 Easy Ways To Avoid Holiday Burnout

6 December, 2014

Are you frustrated at the holidays with just too much on your plate?  Welcome to my world.  A new reader wrote me last Friday inquiring how I can do so much.  I blog, I teach, I advise yearbook students and chess players, all the while […]

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What Do Eric Garner and Michael Brown Have In Common?

3 December, 2014

And Justice For None This post could also be subtitled, Eric Garner–A parallel post.  Last month I penned another blog post called, “Ferguson: Right or Wrong” (http://wp.me/p5jxvv-2y, 11/25/14).  I felt an injustice had occurred when it came to Michael Brown’s death.  An unarmed teen shot […]

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3 Easy Ways To Avoid Holiday Shopping Frustration

2 December, 2014

    Don’t get me wrong; I like getting out with the crowd.  I really do.  Although born in New York, I’m an L. A. girl.  I relish rooting for my boys, the Dodgers.  The most thoughtful present a guy can give me is theater […]

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Liebster Award

1 December, 2014

Can you even believe it?  I have been nominated for the Liebster Award.  It is an award for new bloggers with 200 or less followers.  I definitely qualify!  It’s purpose is to recognize and promote new bloggers.  Liebster means dearest, so this is the dearest […]

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Must Love…

30 November, 2014

           Dog Lovers! In 2005 Diane Lane and John Cusack starred in “Must Love Dogs,” a movie about a divorced preschool teacher looking for love.  Her criteria for the perfect man is simple.  He must love dogs.  John Cusack’s Jake shows up on the date […]

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How To Save Two Hours of Your Life…

29 November, 2014

Don’t Go See Gone Girl. (Welcome to my first movie review.  Mature content and spoiler alerts are coming.) Don’t get me wrong, I love a good murder mystery.  I could rave about Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians all day.  The problem with Ben Affleck’s new […]

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How To Get Over the Death of the Family Dog

25 November, 2014

  How to Get Over the Death of the Family Dog in 8 Easy Steps Many of my readers know that my family and I lost our little dog Angel last month.  (“I Once Had a Dog Named Nasty“). Knowing Angel’s death was imminent, I […]

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Where There’s Smoke There’s…

22 November, 2014

  Bill Cosby!   Don’t get me wrong.  Like the rest of America, I grew up loving Bill Cosby and the Huxtables.  At the time, four-year-old Raven Simone got her start on the show, and I’m still her fan.  Theo, Claire. and the rest of […]

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Too Much Fuss Over Fitz

20 November, 2014

also known as… Fitz’s Scandalous behavior.  (Note: Spoiler alerts may be coming.) Scandal viewers ask me if I’m Team Fitz or Team Jake.  In the past, I had to give it much thought.  After all, Jake had murdered my favorite character, James, in cold blood.  […]

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