How to End Communication Problems Once and For All–Part II

21 December, 2014

Yesterday I wrote “How to End Communication Problems Once and For All–Part I.  Due to the overwhelming response, I bring you “How to End Communication Problems Once and For All–Part II.”  Okay, the truth is five people wrote me.  However, the five comments I received […]


3 Ways to Get Rid of American Foreign Policy

18 December, 2014

It was always America’s policy not to negotiate with terrorists.  Then, starting this past spring, the policy seemed to waiver.  Now, one week  before Christmas, not only are we negotiating with terrorists, we are meeting their demands.  We, as Americans, and the rest of the […]


How to Find Immediate Happiness

17 December, 2014

Yesterday was a horrific day, horrific.  I don’t mean it lightly.  I don’t use that word lightly.  Over 100 primary school children were murdered in Peshawar, Pakistan in an apparent revenge plot against their parents.  In addition, the Russian ruble fell to about half of […]


How to Get Rid of Racist Cops

16 December, 2014

Please consider this an update to my posts about police violence toward African-Americans.  One hundred and nine people commented on Ferguson: Right or Wrong, ( the post I’d written when Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown.  In this, one of my most heavily trafficked blogs, […]


How to Have Happier Holidays

15 December, 2014

Also Known As The Fine Art of Gift Giving Today I had an epiphany.  After twenty-six posts, I finally honed in on what it is we do here, and I changed Reflections tag line.  I offer solutions for saving time and solving problems, and you […]


Beginners Guide: Golden Globe Nominations – Comedy

14 December, 2014

Last night I gave myself a challenge, not an Ultra Blog Challenge like I’ve undertaken on Facebook, but a Golden Globe Challenge.  I dared myself (can I do that?) to critique award choices for movies I’ve never seen and television shows I’ve barely, if ever […]


Beginners Guide: Golden Globe Award Nominations – Drama

13 December, 2014

        In my motivation for blogging post, May the Blogging Begin (, I explained that I love movies, old and new.  For this reason, I get excited when award show nominations are introduced.  I look to see if reviewers’ opinions agree with […]


How to Embrace Nature

11 December, 2014

I always loved working with children, so I was overjoyed when I got my first job as a camp counselor.  It was all waiting for me: the financial independence, the adrenaline rush from doing a job I love, the bees.  The joy was short-lived when […]


2 Wrong Ways to Evacuate

10 December, 2014

My students are learning that at the beginning of the Middle Ages, China was very violent.  Kings fought with neighboring kings, and farm owners fought with their neighbors as well–not a friendly time.  Simulations are encouraged in education since acting as the historical characters we […]


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 […]


How To Find Gratitude

7 December, 2014

One factor of blogging that’s been such a blessing is one tends to make 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 help […]


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 […]