Monthly Archives: October 2012

Things We Take For Granted

As I stand here at the kitchen counter banging out this blog entry on my laptop, I am thinking about all of the things I count on in my everyday life.  I am standing at the counter instead of sitting … Continue reading

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Post Hurricane Update

Sandy has come and gone, thankfully.  In her wake there is devastation and disaster.  Locally, all roads in and around our town are blocked by downed trees and live electrical wires.  We are personally without water, power, phone and internet, … Continue reading

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Of Hurricanes and Parties

On the day of my fiftieth birthday party, with a list of one hundred guests and a rock band scheduled to arrive, Hurricane Irene changed it all.  Last night, when we hosted several friends for a “Haunted Housewarming,” Hurricane Sandy … Continue reading

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Boo!

As long as I can remember, Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays.  I have always been jealous of those lucky people, including my first bf in kindergarten, whose birthdays fall on this particular day.  I think my love … Continue reading

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Color My World

Growing up in New York City was not always easy, but it definitely had its advantages.   Beyond the variety of restaurants and entertainments and the ease of getting around, one of the best things about growing up in a city … Continue reading

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Why Can’t They Be Like We Were, Perfect in Every Way…

…What’s the matter with kids today?  A great song from a great musical! Kids have not changed, probably throughout human history; certainly not as much as people would have us believe.  The world around them has changed, technology has changed, … Continue reading

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Tirade

Imagine a world where elementary school teachers spend over two weeks of prime instructional time several times each year administering individual assessments to students, while the rest of the children sit in their seats working independently awaiting their turns; where … Continue reading

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