Bikers vs Hikers

Today my youngest and I went tromping through the “woods” which is not much more than a patch of trees that are not developed. It is supposedly a protected tree area. It is attached to our subdivision and very convenient to walk to. As we were exploring we came upon this sign: This took meContinue reading “Bikers vs Hikers”

SPRING IS NEAR!

I have not been this excited about Spring in YEARS. We had a chilly winter and TWO snows which is unusual for our area. I’m tired of the cold. I’m so excited I trimmed my knockout roses, raked the yard and pulled all the dead leaves off the perennial plants. The Spring Equinox, March 20Continue reading “SPRING IS NEAR!”

There Is Something About Michaels

What is in a name? The name Michael, it is believed, was first derived from the name Mikha’el, meaning “who is like God” in Hebrew. Wikipedia was kind enough to give further explanation as thus: Michael is a masculine given name derived from the Hebrew phrase מי כאל‎ mī kāʼēl, ‘Who [is] like-El’, in Aramaic: ܡܝܟܐܝܠ (Mīkhāʼēl [miχaˈʔel]). The theophoric name is a rhetoricalContinue reading “There Is Something About Michaels”

Science Olympiad

You all know what sport ball is. Someone you know plays basketball, baseball, football, soccer (which is really the real FOOTball), lacrosse, etc. But do you know anything about NERDball? Okay okay so that is not what it is called but I love jokingly calling my kiddo’s STEM competitions NERDball – makes me chuckle andContinue reading “Science Olympiad”

Why Is Life So Hard?

Life can be so very, very good sometimes. Other times it just feels like you got the bad end of a “deal”. There are plenty of reasons why people’s lives are so hard, unfortunately. But did you know that we also have some natural tendencies that makes life hard? Yup. As humans we are selfish.Continue reading “Why Is Life So Hard?”

I’m Not GOOD Enough

It’s 2022 so most of the kids who grew up in the late 90s heard the message that they are great just the way they are. I remember encouraging my own students from 1991 – 1998 to proud of themselves and not to try to live up to standards set by a society that mayContinue reading “I’m Not GOOD Enough”

How To Find A Boyfriend

Growing up in the 80s I think every teen heartthrob magazine had an article every month titled, “How To Find A Boyfriend/Girlfriend”. As if there was some magical formula or an easy way to achieve this. Of course most of the advice was either generic or something none of us have any control over. IContinue reading “How To Find A Boyfriend”

Korean New Year

Hey, hey, the New Year is upon us! I know, you feel like you just recovered from the NYE party, but I’m talking about THE OTHER New Year. For me, it’s called Korean New Year because well duh, I’m Korean American. LOL It is also called Asian New Year to clump us all together. ItContinue reading “Korean New Year”

Two Different Students

All students are different but I find myself teaching two people with a vast difference in knowledge. It has been a challenge but it has also been very fulfilling. I am currently tutoring two women on the opposite age spectrum. On one hand, I have a tech savvy 24 year old university student in SouthContinue reading “Two Different Students”