Who Is NOT Talking About Will Smith?

A wise man who happens to be a great friend of mine said, why are we talking about this when there is so much more pressing news? While I agree with him that this is not as pertinent as the war on Ukraine, the possible recession or any other topics I think it is somethingContinue reading “Who Is NOT Talking About Will Smith?”

Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022

My daughter just had her kickoff meeting yesterday and learned what this year’s competition is about THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION. It is called Rapid React. I am super excited bout the new season. At first glance these FIRST competitions just look like fun and games but there is a lot behind the scenes. This yearContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS – 2022”

Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO

JoAnne texted me the news and I finally got a chance to read the whole article today. I am a fan of Girl Scouts, I truly am. I think it is a very good organization and if used thoughtfully, girls can really gain a lot from the program. There are way more positive than negatives.Continue reading “Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO”

I Love My Family. . . DIFFERENTLY?

It’s beginning to look a lot like. . .dysfunctional families fighting and perfectly loving families fighting and strangers fighting. . .I mean Xmas. LOL There are decorations everywhere, all the commercials remind us that we should be flying, driving or taking a train to see our family all over the place. Nevermind if your familyContinue reading “I Love My Family. . . DIFFERENTLY?”

Guilt Trips

Guilt is a complicated emotion. Most of us feel it and it’s not a pleasant experience. It’s not all bad in that if you make a mistake and hurt someone unintentionally, guilt is what pushes you to apologize and make amends even if it’s scary to broach the subject. For others, though, it can beContinue reading “Guilt Trips”

Animal Crossing

Thanks to the COVID Pandemic my whole family has played a lot of Animal Crossing by Nintendo. It’s a chill game where you can “go” to islands and build things, buy things, cook things, etc. It is probably a boring game for most but for me it was a fun distraction. Then about 6 monthsContinue reading “Animal Crossing”

FIRST ROBOTICS

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It is a robotics community for young people partnering with volunteers, parents, educators and sponsors. It is a non profit organization that was founded by an inventor (Dean Kamen) in 1989. In my opinion, it is a FANTASTIC way to promote STEM and helpContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS”