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Fall Fashion Right From Your Closet This is the time of year when my newsfeed fills up with the colors of fall, the must-haves, the favorites of this gorgeous actress, or that stately member of the British royal family.  There are accessories too, a decorative mask...

  If you believe that the main reason for educating our children is to make them cogs in a forever spinning wheel, then virtual education is all you need.  However, if you think that education means more than achieving literacy and numeracy if you think it...

I wonder what the greatest novelist of the Victorian era would say about our beautiful New York City.  Would he simply ignore the squalor and serenade us with sentimentality like Frank Sinatra crooning, If You Can Make it Here, You Can Make it Anywhere? I think...

This book should be required reading for parents, musicians, romantics-- anyone who is looking for a heartfelt retelling of the Biblical parable of the Prodigal Son.  It begins with Cooper O'Connor, who returns to his mountain home in Colorado after years of estrangement from his...

How I learned to live with fat   I've always been trim, mostly fit, and within the range of normal, as defined by medical guidelines. I was always able to bounce back after gaining weight during three pregnancies.  Then, something changed. I exercised more, ate less, worked out...

Book Review: Hello World by Hannah Fry I can’t believe I just finished reading an entire book about algorithms. As a retired English teacher and adjunct instructor, I’ve got plenty of time to indulge in any kind of reading I want to do. Now, I can read...

Why we have to stop giving away our information Lately, I’ve been sharing a little more on social media. I suppose it’s due to the quarantine, Covid-19 has trapped me in my house, which isn’t a bad thing, I like my house. However, since face-to-face meetings have...

If you're a little queasy about your future -- what with Covid-19  deaths, a wobbly economy, technology, and automation destroying jobs and creating gig work for slave wages-- don't despair.  Make one decision at a time and don't worry about stuff no one can control. ...