“Housework, if done properly, can kill you.” ~Erma Bombeck This piece was first published in the Nevada Appeal about twenty … Continue reading My wish: A house that’s just clean enough
Today would have been my mother’s 95th birthday. This Nevada Appeal column published on July 14, 2004, just ten days … Continue reading Coming home to a place I’ve never been
This column first appeared in The Nevada Appeal, February 19, 2003 while I was still working as a literacy specialist … Continue reading Reading, like riding a bike, takes practice
This column appeared in The Nevada Appeal in 2002, when I was DEEP into scrapbooking. I am no longer. While … Continue reading Scrapbooks turn the pages of our lives
This column originally appeared in the Nevada Appeal on December 5, 2001, almost twenty years ago. September 11 was still … Continue reading There’s no place like home for the holidays
I wrote this column eighteen years ago. It was originally published in The Nevada Appeal on September 26, 2001 My … Continue reading Remembering the day the world changed
This column is from seven–yes, SEVEN–years ago and it seems there are at least a few people who still can’t … Continue reading Can you separate fact from fiction?
This column for the Nevada Appeal is from five years ago when I saw school budgets erode when it came to … Continue reading Sadly, education testing is BIG business
This column from two years ago may still ring true. How about if we just Hold Common Core to a Higher Standard? Continue reading Just who is being held accountable?
In a column I wrote six years ago for the Nevada Appeal, I tell the truth about my family, but … Continue reading Lying about one’s age runs in my family