Korean “Corn Dogs”

Most people know what corn dogs are. In the US they are hot dogs wrapped in hushpuppy batter and deep fried on a stick. It is typical carnival food and you can even find it in the frozen food aisle of most American grocery stores. When I was a school kid in Korea in theContinue reading “Korean “Corn Dogs””

“Death Dogs”

While walking through a local Target doing my “glamorous” mom life thing, I heard a vendor joking with Target workers about eating “death dogs” and I was immediately transported in time to my college days. . . I have lived in several different income brackets from wealthy to poverty levels. I will have to admitContinue reading ““Death Dogs””

Loving A Bipolar Spouse

Kanye and KK are always in the news. I’m not a fan of either celebrity. I don’t watch any of the KK shows or buy her products. Kanye’s music is not my cup of tea although I appreciate the hard work he may put into it. We all have preferences. However, when Kanye was diagnosedContinue reading “Loving A Bipolar Spouse”

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”

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”