Flashback to Flip the Killer Fish … More My daughter’s killer fish
When I was in college, I loved to cross the border for a few days of dancing and drinking at Papas & Beer in Rosarito, Mexico. This was back in the early 90’s – pre-9/11. Meaning it was relatively hassle-free to get back into the States. And there was always someone willing to drive. Ah, … More What’s that floating around in your daughter’s drink?
Last weekend, I finished reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Two heroines during World War II risk their lives repeatedly in occupied France to save complete strangers – adults and children – from evil at the hands of the Nazis. Though fiction, the two main characters were based on real-life heroines who did whatever it … More Hug your kids – and your memories of them – tight
Edmund Burke was right. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. That’s exactly what the neighbors of what the media has dubbed “The House of Horror” did. Absolutely nothing. And evil triumphed. For way too many years. If you’re just learning about this horrifying story that has … More What’s the opposite of neighborly love? Neighborly neglect.
From the time Margaret was a wee little one, my husband has told her this: “Margaret, if anybody, including me or anybody in your family including your aunts, uncles, and grandparents, tries to kiss or hug you and you don’t want to, you do NOT have to. You will not get in trouble. The only … More No, she doesn’t owe anyone a hug. Not even me.
I don’t think many people realize how hard it is to teach someone something. You can’t just tell someone what to do. You must have patience, and a step by step plan for the students who just don’t seem to grasp the idea. Most of my teachers have been very good at this, and they … More Portrait of a bad teacher
I got to see Hamilton at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood last night. It was better than amazing. And it got me thinking. I’m only 13 but I already have a very strong personality. When I have an idea, I’ll try to make it happen, and I’ll lead a group to get it done. But … More Being a leader isn’t easy – just ask Hamilton (when you ‘see him on the other side’)