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I am proud to be an adopted Liberian woman

Saturday, October 08, 2011      3 comments

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

iSad

Friday, October 07, 2011      6 comments

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

Just one of those rotten days

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      6 comments

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

Why I like living on a small island (like a small town)

Monday, October 03, 2011      8 comments

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

Spark People, you made my morning!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

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

Apple Facts

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

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

Dress-down Friday! Are you in jeans??

Friday, September 23, 2011      4 comments

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

Muffins!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      12 comments

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

Motivator of the Day!?!

Sunday, September 18, 2011      10 comments

Thank you all for making me Motivator of the Day - what a surprise!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! (And thank you all for motivating me!!!!!)... Read more

Poetry in the morning

Friday, September 16, 2011      3 comments

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

Our hurricane anniversary story

Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

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

"Who doesn't like children????"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011      9 comments

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

Flood warnings, but we have school

Monday, September 12, 2011      4 comments

This is a satellite image of Tropical Storm Maria. She is moving west at all of 2 mph. TWO MILES AN HOUR. Tropical storm force winds radiate out from the center for abou... Read more

Our morning adventure

Sunday, September 11, 2011      5 comments

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

Weather ups & downs: TS Maria is changing

Saturday, September 10, 2011      4 comments

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


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