Nobody Likes a Know-It-All

The Today Show recently fired Ann Curry from the top female anchor position.  Ever since she got the coveted job, she had been affected and stiff.  Her wardrobe had gone from normal to strange, but that is not a reason to fire somebody, and I contend that she is not the problem with the Today... Continue Reading →

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A Bestseller Worthy of the Praise: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I picked up The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks expecting a charming bildungsroman of a young girl in the south who worms her way into the hearts of a family.  Don’t ask me why.  The title somehow brought to my mind the heartwarming novel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.  Boy, I was wrong, and pleasantly so. The... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned at Disneyland

We spent the last week at Disneyland.  I hadn’t been there in some fifteen years, and my husband hadn’t been there in over twenty.  We enjoyed it, but we’re exhausted and need that proverbial vacation from the vacation.  Here are some of the things we learned on this maiden voyage that will make our next... Continue Reading →

I Was Afraid to Major in English

I was afraid to become an English major.  They all seemed so . . . smart.  Arrogant.  Self-assured.  These were traits I did not possess, aside from smartness, but they seemed smarter.  They had probably scored at least two points higher on the ACT than I had, and the ones I knew used big words,... Continue Reading →

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