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 […]

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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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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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Heaven Can Wait…

14 November, 2014

“Heaven can wait,” I told God a month before being cleared of breast cancer.  In October I’d received news that I had an abnormal mammogram result.  “I am not ready,” I repeatedly whispered, almost like a mantra, to anyone up there who might be available […]

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