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Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

I love a party.  Who doesn’t  love getting together with friends or family, all of whom are putting aside their daily angst or lifelong dislike of each other based on years of emotional baggage,  to celebrate some important milestone?  Birthdays, … Continue reading

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Another Year Over, a New One Just Begun

Well, it’s a new year; time for resolutions, reflections and  reality.  By that I mean that the holidays, which began at the end of November with Thanksgivvukah, are officially over;  and it is time to look ahead.   It was a … Continue reading

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“A Clean House…

…is a sign of a wasted life.”  This is one of the those refrigerator magnets that you see at some random time in your life that sticks with you forever.  You say, YEAH! EXACTLY! and use it to justify your … Continue reading

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Marriage Timeline

Today marks thirty three years that we have been married.  As I ponder this large and growing number of years, even visiting the place where it all began (Cunningham Park in Queens) in a fit of nostalgia, I think it … Continue reading

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August Schizophrenia

I know it is only the beginning of August and we do not start school until September 9th this year, and don’t think I am not relaxing and milking every second of my 72-day weekend, by any means.  But it … Continue reading

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Volunteering

There is a book out there, The Origins of Virtue, that controversially pinpoints generosity and altruism as directly correlated with cellular, DNA-level survival needs.  The author, Matt Ridley, argues that our cooperative instincts may have evolved as part of natural … Continue reading

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A Teaching Timeline (Warning: extra long post!)

1983 I am a twenty-one year old, fresh out of college with three months of substitute teaching and one semester of student teaching under my very loose belt.  Other than babysitting when I was twelve, this is the sum total … Continue reading

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