Following on the heels of Earth Day, April 24 is Arbor Day (at least in the US). On Arbor Days, citizens are encouraged to plant a tree in recognition of the many gifts trees bestow upon us. Even if you don’t plant a tree (which might be more difficult in these days of social distancing), … More Learn About Trees This Arbor Day (April 24)
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 is Earth Day. Not just any Earth Day–the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. The Earth Day organization had big plans for activities across the globe (including a Teach-in at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market on “Reducing Your Carbon Foodprint” organized in part by yours truly), but, alas, they … More Tomorrow is Earth Day
Now that almost all US families are homeschooling, thanks to school closing sure to coronavirus, there is a lot of anxiety about children learning at home. There is also some poor information floating around about the reality of homeschooling. To provide some information and reassurance, the producers of a documentary on homeschooling called Class Dismissed … More Free Online Documentary on Homeschooling for View on Thursday, April 9
When I’m in circumstances I deem, let’s say, sub-optimal, I always try to look for the silver lining. So this may be an ongoing feature of the blog as this pandemic situation plays itself out. Last night I was supposed to have a business meeting with a friend who was going to supply some wine … More Silver Lining#1: When Chocolate and Wine Become a Community Service
My last blog post was about comedy, but this one is about tragedy. Because as much as I’m committed to bliss, that doesn’t mean ignoring the pain and sadness related to events that produce international grieving. I’m referring, of course, to the May 22nd suicide bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, England. … More What Do We Tell Our Children?
On Wednesday, I took my high school literature class on a field trip to a local art museum for a special exhibit. It ended up being one of the best educational tours I’ve ever arranged–and I’ve arranged quite a few. It was thought provoking, engaging, confusing, humorous, and uplifting. Most of all, it reminded me, … More Encouraging Dialogue Through Art
This is a story about a girl after my own heart! Anyone who knows me personally knows that my wardrobe tends to include anything I can find that has sparkles, sequins, rhinestones, metallics, or anything else shiny and glittering. My husband calls me a crow, because apparently crows like shiny things, and collect them to … More If Life Gives You Lemons…Douse Them in Glitter!