“All my best friends move away; they get divorced or their husbands are transferred. All of them move, but not like this. Not with bombs and broken glass in the night and the FBI. Not like this.” Continue reading Losing a friend shouldn’t happen like this
“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?