An introvert in the classroom

 Stock photo used with permission.Last night when I rolled in near 9:30, it ...more

A post-Christmas, pre-New Year's jaunt to New York

 We enjoyed a beautiful but frigid visit to New York City, post-Christmas and pre-New Year's.<...more

A grateful heart: Donating granulocytes, gaining compassion

She got me with a "foot in the door" technique. As a some time scholar of persuasion, I can't believe I fell for it, but after helping to hopefully save a life this week, I'm so glad I did....more

Here's to actually achieving goals in 2015

 On New Year's day, I read a short article about how of the people...more

Cranberry Kick report: Day 1 of detox drinks with my Juice Plus ladies

 Cranberry Kick challenge for January: A detox drink...more

Nothing says Happy New Year like a flight in the Cessna 190

41 degrees on New Year's morning, preflighting the Cessna 190. Starting 2015 out right!No lies, I was in bed and asleep by 9:45 last night. Some New Year's eve, huh?...more

Uppity green bean casserole

Last year's casserole, bottom left.Sauteed thinly sliced mushrooms bathed in a creamy, garlicky bechamel. Fresh crunchy green beans, blanched. Crispy sliced onions....more

It's complicated: Why I prefer to forget Thanksgiving

Am I really being screamed at, literally screamed at, in front of the entire family?This thought ran through my head as my then-fiance (now husband) and I grabbed the folding chairs we had just brought in and hurried through my father’s garage to the car whose engine hadn’t had a chance to cool off yet.Screaming down the freeway, it was 20 minutes before I was able to speak without blubbering incoherently....more

I'm tired of the ugly talk about Ferguson

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