Book Censorship

If you have been following this blog for any length of time you know that I am a former high school English teacher. I have also worked for public libraries off and on for many years. I worked for the Watauga Library System in NC and the Gwinnett County Library System in Georgia. I LOVEContinue reading “Book Censorship”

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?”

Reverse Roles

When we are babies, most of us have parents that care for us, teach us, guide us and give us advice on how to grow up and take care of ourselves. Parenting is the hardest job one will ever love and it is not for wusses. Once we become adults we can choose to beContinue reading “Reverse Roles”

Black History IS American History

I have lived in the US since 1975 and have had the privilege of living in a mostly peaceful, safe, prosperous and dynamic environment. I am proud to be an American citizen and I am just as proud to have Korean and Hungarian heritage. I understand the difference between race, ethnicity, nationality, heritage and culture.Continue reading “Black History IS American History”

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”

Wolf Moon

Did you know some full moons had names? I didn’t either until a dear friend of mine opened up a bakery and called it Harvest Moon. She had these lovely placards instead of numbers that she would place on tables while the food was being cooked so they could remember what customer got what. IContinue reading “Wolf Moon”

Hot Chocolate

Because of a condition, I am unable to consume more caffeine that what is in a candy bar. Caffeine consumption makes my heart feel like it is beating out of rhythm and it feels like what I would imagine a heart attack might feel like – but I have no idea what that would feelContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Picky Eaters?

I never liked the term picky eater. One of my daughters has a huge range of foods and tastes she accepts and even loves. She can eat bitter chocolates, tea, cilantro, onions, spices, etc. The other? Not so much. But I’ve never called her a picky eater. To me, the term picky eater alludes toContinue reading “Picky Eaters?”

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain

It’s winter and many places all over the US are getting some snow. It’s that time of the year after all. However, thanks to climate change, global warming, etc. there are some crazy amounts being dumped in various areas. Snow is exciting for kids of all ages. At the first sign of the possibility, theContinue reading “Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain”

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”