Category Archives: Education

Heavy (not just about Kiese Laymon, or Nathan Phillips or Nick Sandmann or racism or Gillette or lies or truth)

This week has been Heavy on so many levels. I’m in Israel, waiting for the birth of my second grandson, who after 41 weeks has decided he doesn’t want to come out. He’s very content to float in his dark, … Continue reading

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A Stream of Conscious Grief

I’m sitting on a plane, flying from Tel Aviv, Israel–– after visiting my daughter, son-in-law and my beautiful 17-month-old grandson. Leaving them is always brutal. While I’m there, I lose myself in a beautiful world of baby laughter, love and … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season… For College Applications (oh my!)

    Tis the season! While that statement inevitably makes many people think of holiday lights, trees to decorate, dreidels and menorahs, and gift buying, for thousands of high school seniors and their parents, December dit is the advent of … Continue reading

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Malia Obama Is Taking a Gap Year, What About Your Child?

Warning: This post is about one of my children. Admittedly, I am not entirely objective when it comes to my kids; who is? Beware, there may be random acts of bragging, but this kid is pretty awesome, and I could … Continue reading

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbor

*This piece was also featured on Huffington Post this week; check it out here. Please hit the FB Like at the top, to support my work. Thank you! I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read … Continue reading

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Worrying About Honey Boo Boo.

The other day I found myself worrying about Honey Boo Boo. Yes, there I was wondering what happened to Alana Thompson, AKA: Honey Boo Boo, the little girl who had her own show, for mostly behaving obnoxiously. I wasn’t a fan … Continue reading

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9 Reasons Numbered Lists Bug the Sh!t Out of Me:

Unless you don’t read, don’t watch TV, or live under a rock, you’ve seen a numbered list recently. They’re everywhere! Every. Where! If you’re a blogger, as I am, or a reader of blogs and on-line “news,” current events sites, … Continue reading

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