Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Columns

It’s time to be a scaredy-cat

`Tis the season when we celebrate being afraid or causing fear. Grown men scream and run without being called “scaredy-cat.” Real women wail and quake. Parents frighten their children, even babies, without being arrested for child abuse...
Published: 10/24/14

Sacre bleu, c’est Joyeux Noel!

I ran into Stuff-mart to grab an item for my daughter and thought I’d take a quick look at fall decorations. I hoped to find a pretty fall-themed wreath for the front door. Imagine my surprise when I entered the garden section and walked smack...
Published: 10/23/14

Politics and history are underrated

If someone were to ask me what my favorite subject was, I would immediately say history. When I was in elementary school, I could never quite see the point behind my social studies classes. However, once I reached middle school, I realized not only t...
Published: 10/22/14

Here it comes again

It’s that time of year again when “momentous” decisions begin to weigh heavy on the mind. Okay, so it’s mostly on the minds of women, especially mothers. Things like:
Published: 10/19/14

We can all relate

We all have experiences in common. That’s what this column is about; my impression of experiences to which we all may be able to relate. Usually I try to make my column lighthearted and I stay away from hot political issues or controversial to...
Published: 10/18/14

Feeling ‘courage-ish’ could be close enough

According to Pia De Jong, writing for The Washington Post this month, the popularity of adding the suffix “-ish” to almost any noun or adjective reflects our “urge to squirm out of the rigidity of words.” Weather is ȁ...
Published: 10/17/14

Weighing college entrance tests

When most people think of junior year in high school, two things pop into their minds: the ACT and SAT tests. Eleventh grade is the time when most students, if they haven’t already, start thinking about their college plans. A big part of this ...
Published: 10/15/14

Value is intangible

A person could go broke just shipping a package these days.
Published: 10/12/14

Taking care of his business

The boy has been wearing on my nerves lately. I feel like he has been literally gnawing on every sensory receptor in my body. Let me rewind to two Saturdays ago, the trampoline incident.
Published: 10/11/14

Maybe it’s not ‘who’ but ‘where’

He stands proudly, one blue foot lifted, the other webbed appendage grasping a rock. His yellow eye follows a razor-sharp beak turned upward to the sky. The blue-footed booby featured in October’s Oprah magazine perfectly illustrates Dr. Seuss...
Published: 10/10/14

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