I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia from 1981 to 1984, just a few months over 2 years.
This week, it was announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, was one of three women who have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Pr... Read more
I've been a dedicated Mac and Apple user since 1984. I've never owned anything but an Apple, and then the Macs. And I have two iPods, I'd love an iPad, and eventually I'll get an iPhone. (I may wait for the iPhone 5; if you haven't seen the p... Read more
You know how some days are just awful, no matter what you do? This morning was one of those.
I have a student in my last class who simply doesn't behave. I knew both of her parents, and uncles on both sides of the family - major family dy... Read more
It's the kind of place where you run into people you know. Where people know your name. Where you're a regular customer, and people know your order.
I ran out at lunch time to do errands as well as pick up some groceries for lunch. First... Read more
I get up early for school - 5:30 AM. It is almost always dark outside, even here at 18 degrees north of the equator. I hate getting up that early.
I stumble out to put water up to boil, then turn on the computer and the TV to check weathe... Read more
Don't you think of apples as being all American? Apple pie, apple cider, bobbing for apples, apples from Washington state - all that. Nope, not at all.
This info comes from an email advert I received from chefs.com (and they do have goo... Read more
I think this is my favorite Spark article:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/fitness_articles.asp? id=331
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse found that, on average, people who wore casual clothes t... Read more
Yesterday afternoon, I made my healthy muffins. These will be my breakfast for the next few weeks. I'm a slow-to-wake-up, grab-and-go kind of person in the morning. I crave carbs and sweet and creamy in the morning - so a muffin or two, full ... Read more
My Sparkfriend Watermellen started the day - her day and my day - with William Carlos Williams' poem about plums (since she had plums with her breakfast).
So I'm sharing a favorite poem, to feed our souls - since we're coming up to the Jewi... Read more
Some of my Sparkie friends know the hurricane anniversary story, but a lot of my friends here don't - so today's blog will be the story of why DH and I celebrate the anniversary of Hurricane Marilyn as the day that we became a couple.
We me... Read more
That's a question I heard as I was walking back from an errand at school. "Who doesn't like children???" One student was asking another, in a big crowd. I said, "Well, there are some people who don't like children very much." The kid looked ... Read more
Tropical Storm Maria stretched yesterday, like a cat, from the British Virgin Islands to Venezuela. Overnight, however, she gathered herself together, back into a ball, and actually strengthened and gained another 15 mph winds.
But she's... Read more
The good news - she isn't a hurricane. In fact, she has changed shape and likely won't become a hurricane. She has slowed, she has spread. So Tropical Storm Maria now stretches vertically across all of the Caribbean. She hasn't arrived here ... Read more