Becoming American #FL2W

I think the first duty of society is justice. Alexander Hamilton I’ve written before about my delight in my English as a Second Language students. These classes are something I stumbled upon by mistake, and has blossomed into my teaching students from over the globe how to master the English Language. I’ve added a Citizenship…

Days of Rage: Dataclysm

On September 10 of this year, Amy Phillips posted on Facebook: “I…I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the lynch mob that social media seems to encourage. Our high-horse moral outrage is ruining lives before people accused of crimes/ transgressions have the chance to defend themselves. Don’t forget that most people curate their feeds to be…

Shame

I did my best But I guess my best wasn’t good enough Cause here we are Back where we were before Seems nothin‘ ever changes We’re back to being strangers Wondering if we ought to stay Or head on out the door Just once, I would like for the feeling of shame to go away,…

To Spank or Not

Thoughtful Thursday I can remember discussing punishments as a kid. The consensus among the kids in the neighborhood was that getting a “beating” was the best route. Getting a beating meant that you got your ass whooped and that was that. Punishment meant your parents ragged you for the next week about whatever transgression all…

PA Voting Registration

October 6 isn’t just my born day (coffee, wine, chocolate, yarn are all acceptable!), but the last day for voter’s to register for the November 4 election.   Your vote is your voice: not voting is allowing others to speak for YOU. I know people don’t think their voice is important. There are some who…

Back to School with #StreamTeam

Back to school, back to routine. The change in weather brings pumpkin treats, my crock pot simmering all day with chili or some other wholesome meals, and best of all, back to school! I like having the house full of kids, but the whining refrain of “I’m bored!” gets old quick! One of the things…

Support City of Hope

100+ SALONS AND SPAS CUT OUT CANCER, HIV/AIDS AND DIABETES DURING HOPECUTS * Salons and spas in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and beyond will donate 100% of money from haircuts to support City of Hope * Philadelphia, PA – Over 100 top salons and spas in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region will…