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In Honor Of My Grandfather

This is in honor of my grandfather and all who have died in service to our country.  This Memorial Day I would like to share my original post that was published in 2015 and was featured on Freshly Pressed.   … Continue reading

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How I Lost $20 And Saved My Life

When I left work today I realized that I had to get gas or my car would run out before I got home.  I wasn’t being stupid about it, but I didn’t stop this morning because I knew I had … Continue reading

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Sergio Garcia

My favorite sport to watch on TV is golf.  A close second is football (American football). Third is bowling.  From talking to friends, or rather me talking while they look at me incredulously, I gather that’s an unusual grouping of … Continue reading

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What’s Up With The 12th Chromosome And My Maternal Haplogroup?

I am not a geneticist.  In this article I’m going to pose a couple of questions that are baffling and fascinating to me.  I realize that I can ensconce myself in a university library and learn all about it.  I’m … Continue reading

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The Harry Potter Challenge/Reto Results

I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the winners of the English speakers cognate challenge. Here are the cognates that I found, but some are more obvious than others: bilingüe = bilingual no= no   lol that … Continue reading

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Cuando Leí Harry Potter y La Piedra Filosofál

Soy casi-bilingüe.  Es la verdad.  Si necesito completar una aplicación, siempre escribo “bilingüe.”  Pero, no soy bilingüe.  Soy ingléshablante.  El español es mi segundo idioma. For those of you who read this blog consistently and are staring at this page … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Start to April

Originally posted on The Zen Hiker:
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.” -Robert Frost ?

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When My Brother Was The Babysitter

At 14, 15, 16, my brother was a man to me.  Because I was 7,8 and 9 then.  He was my hero and my idol.  He teased me unmercifully and I followed him around the house like an annoying puppy. … Continue reading

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WOW !!!!!!

I was so happy that in January that I was asked to be interviewed for Discover.   And ecstatic when it was published on March 16, 2017. Then, scrolling through Instagram today, I see this….  O.M.G. After I screamed and … Continue reading

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Old Wives’ Tales

Old Wives’ Tales that my mother was right about: 1. When your joints hurt it’s going to rain.  I remember rolling my eyes when she said that.  Until I had shoulder surgery and the Physical Therapist told me that my … Continue reading

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