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Goofus and Gallant

Do you remember reading Highlights for Kids magazine? Like millions of American children, I discovered Highlights in the waiting room of the doctor’s office.  Nestled among an array of magazines for grown-ups, Highlights was fun to read because it was especially written for kids.  One of the magazine’s regular features that I enjoyed was a … Continue reading

Of Thee I Sing

Did you know that President Barack Obama authored a children’s book? Titled Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, the book is “a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation.”  Featuring beautiful illustrations by Loren Long, Of Thee I Sing reminds us that unity and diversity … Continue reading

Robocall Mania

This has been the day of non- stop, one-way communication. I’m talking about the endless robocalls that came throughout Election Day Eve. Republicans, Democrats, celebrities – you name it – they all reached out to persuade and influence.  The phone rang so often, we stopped getting up to check the caller ID. Now, anyone who … Continue reading