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I am a retired teacher/ administrator for the Buffalo School System. I hold a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.
I write book reviews, film reviews plus a large variety of topics.
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This great experience happened sixty years ago. It was a transition time for me when I advanced from being an adolescent to a young adult. I have great memories from that era.
References to Terpsichore are rare in literature. She is the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who represented memory. Her name means “she who rejoices in the dance.”
This is the First in a Series Describing the Nine Muses. Erato, the Muse of Lyrics is always represented holding a lyre. She is an idealist, frequently looking for the bright side or positive aspect of any given situation.
A vacation in Aruba is so unique. Temperatures are almost always in the low 80’s and the Trade Winds cool the island each afternoon.
You may see 75 meteors shoot across the sky each hour if you watch during the night of August 12, 2013 in the northern hemisphere.
We run out of adjectives of praise when discussing Ron Howard. He is never mentioned in the tabloids; his personal life is above reproach.
There are many colors, sizes, and shapes to choose from. If you own a Vera Bradley handbag, you will receive many compliments on it.
A favorite pastime of ours should be resurrected. Our family has wonderful memories of nights at the drive-in theater when the children wore their pajamas and we brought our own snacks as we watched the big screen surrounded by a thousand cars.
It was investigative journalism alone that was responsible for bringing down the President of the United States. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein worked feverishly to corroborate their story to the satisfaction of their editor Ben Bradlee.
My family has a special Irish Potato Dressing which has been handed down for four generations; another favorite is my firefighter husband’s recipe for Firehouse Chili.
Speakers in the Hall of Philosophy or in the Amphitheater at Chautauqua present each hour of the day on a variety of topics – an invaluable learning experience.
My Easy Spirit Shoes are like walking on air. They are the only brand I have used for the past nine years. My foot problems seemed to disappear when I started using this brand.
Extensive research is evident in all of Geraldine Brooks' novels. Her readers are accustomed to the meticulous detail which is a hallmark of anything written by Geraldine Brooks.
No matter what your age, you will find much to love about Hersheypark. The aroma of chocolate permeates the entire park and invites you to purchase candy in Chocolate World.
Similar characteristics exist in all successful persons, some of which are self-discipline, communication skills, and the ability to live with ambiguity.
My Four-Cylinder Nissan Gets 34.5 Miles Per Gallon and is destined to last about twelve years with proper care.
In addition to being an Academy Award winner, Coppola also owns a winery, a resort and a restaurant. Several family members have made their mark in theater also.
Tanglewood provides a vacation destination for music lovers who can combine their love of travel with music and cultural events.
Commencement is a fitting word for college graduation since it is the beginning of life-long service to one’s community. To whom much is given, much is expected.
Well-known personalities use their names for a good purpose. Their love for animals is an indication of their compassion for others as well as their generosity.
My Pictures of Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada and Barcelona Bring Back Beautiful Memories. Barcelona was my favorite city in Spain.
With apologies to all husbands everywhere. Women may think this joke is funny, but men may be bemused. It is all in fun.
This is my favorite joke. Make it your laugh for the day. They say that laughter is the best medicine or else you will die laughing.
Marvel Comics brings its action heroes to life for a new generation of children who are able to enjoy the characters that their parents and grandparents loved as children.
Margaret Mitchell took three years to write the 1,037-page Gone with the Wind. It was published in 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize. When it became a movie, it won ten Academy Awards.
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