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YouTube, You’reWonderful!

I’ve been spending a lot of time on YouTube. It started with my desire to play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum.  A wonderful drum teacher, Michelle Stewart, who teaches bodhran in Scotland, has 51 videos explaining and demonstrating how … Continue reading

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Civics Lesson for an Old Citizen

I’ve been helping a young Vietnamese woman prepare for the citizenship test she hopes to take at the end of the year. Besides working on her basic English skills, she also needs to master the civics portion of the test. … Continue reading

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English Is a Silly Language

Every Tuesday I tutor a young Vietnamese woman in English, helping prepare her to take the citizenship test next year.  Lately we’ve been working on her vocabulary and writing skills. Until you look at English through the eyes of someone … Continue reading

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Finding Buried Treasure

Sunday my husband and I went to the Chrysler Museum’s new glass studio to watch a world-class glass artist, Debora Moore, perform her art. We’ve been meaning to go since it opened and finally found an opportunity yesterday.  It was … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Our Memory

The March 12 edition of Time magazine has an article on ten ideas that are changing our lives. One idea has to do with the amount of information we take in on any given day. According to the article, “Each … Continue reading

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The Wisdom That Comes With Age

At the start of a new year, it is always nice to reflect on life and the lessons it has taught you.  Since my birthday occurs at the beginning of the year, it makes this yearly stock-taking seem all the … Continue reading

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Stop the Blame Game

This morning I was having difficulty trying to come up with a topic for my blog post. As I was reading the op-ed section of the newspaper this morning (yes, a physical paper copy, not an online edition. Some of … Continue reading

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