Archive for: 2015

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Education Excellence And Trees
December 5, 2015
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    I remember my childhood days at school. The building my elementary classrooms were in had banks of windows that gave us children a view of the playground. My middle school building also had banks of windows. One side of the building faced a street. The opposite side of the street was an undeveloped […]
Health and Lifestyle
The Argument for Organic for the Sake of The Child
November 2, 2015
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    I grew up in a small, rural town. My mom drove into the “city” to buy groceries once a month. This usually consisted of stocking up on meats and household goods such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, coffee, etc. Once or twice weekly, on our way home from school, she would stop at […]
World and Travel
Who Was Jim Crow?
October 19, 2015
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    Often, U.S. politics turn to the subject of race. Sometimes the term “Jim Crow” will be mentioned. I was fortunate enough to grow up after this legal system and social practice was no longer in effect. My parents, however, grew up in the Jim Crow South. My understanding of the term I have […]
Health and Lifestyle
Danger Lurking In The Pantry
October 4, 2015
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    Say the word “petroleum” and the first things that come to mind are: fuel, oil, and climate change. A person may also think about petroleum jelly or plastics. However, one thing that would probably never cross your mind as a petroleum product would be your children’s snacks. Well, read on, my friends, read […]
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Will The Real Hobbit Please Stand Up?
October 3, 2015
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    Everyone in my household has read the book, “The Hobbit” as well as seen the motion picture. We all loved it. We also believed this to be a story of fiction, a fantasy, a legend. It seems, however, that there is a kernel of truth that this wonderful story is built upon.
World and Travel
Mystery Ships
September 9, 2015
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  My youngest son recently had to do a report on naval history. What seemed to be a rather boring subject took a turn for the macabre, haunting and interesting. As we dug through old, historical records and newspaper reports, my son was delighted to find stories of mystery “ghost” ships. I decided that, since […]
Family and Relationships
Cosmetic Gizmos
August 23, 2015
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    My teenage daughter is “at that age”, you know, launching into womanhood. Most of the time it is interesting, or even poignant. Sometimes it’s a pain or scary. Every now and then, it can be a bit confusing. Such as, recently we went shopping for cosmetics and beauty products.
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About 2-24
August 23, 2015
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      I am a blogging mom of three. I have a daughter in her mid-teens going on what seems like thirty. She is boy crazy and embarking on typical teenage girl ways of expressing her individuality. My sons, one nearing adulthood and another twelve-years-old, will probably always be around the age of twelve. […]
Health and Lifestyle
Boys, Testosterone and Anger
May 26, 2015
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    My oldest son is entering puberty. I am noticing all of the tell-tale signs. I realize my “little boy” is not so “little” anymore. He has been a gentle soul since he first began toddling about and developing his own independent character. He loved and petted the animals, never pulling tails or poking […]
World and Travel
A Home Tour of Surprises, Smiles & Tears
April 16, 2015
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    In 2015 the world lost a wonderful man who brought us all many smiles and laughs. In January, the Napa Valley Estate of the late Robin Williams was sold. Considering his unusual quirkiness and natural goofiness, it may come as a surprise to many that his sense of style and décor was of […]