• Let’s Be Thankful: Adventures In Tofurky

    I am not a vegan or a vegetarian. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) I DO have serious protein-based allergies. I know there are plenty of people with egg allergies, but I have only encountered one...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Let’s Be Frank

    Five years ago I wrote about two wonderful men, both named Frank. The other day I got the sad news that Frank, the crossing guard, had died. It was not unexpected. Frank had retired from his post,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Thank You Doctor Cirello

    Dr. Cirello, I’d like to think of myself as a “good” person, so I SHOULD be happy that you are retiring and will now have the time to do what YOU want to do. On the other...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • There Is No THEM

    There is no THEM … there is only US. (Isn’t it fitting that US is also U.S.? UNITED States!) We may have differing opinions. We may have differing beliefs. But we are ALL human beings. (Yes, I’ve...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Reflecting On Lady Liberty

    Let’s start this off by going to one of my favorite resources, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and defining the word Liberty: 1 : the quality or state of being free: a: the power to do as one pleases  b:freedom from...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • When Did Compassion Go Out Of Style?

    Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the greatest presidents in our history. During the most difficult of times, he acted with strength, even as he might have felt weak. His famous words, “With malice towards none, with...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • What Flag Day Means To Me

    It’s Flag Day here in the USA. What does that mean? It is the day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Be A Good Neighbor

    Life (God?) sometimes hits you over the head with a message. You may need to hear it more than once. (For me, it was the third time that was the charm.) This week the message was loud...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Teal For Mother’s Day

    As the day winds down, be you mother or not, take a look to the east. From the high tops of Verona you can see the Empire State Building. The building has been lit up in a...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • The Tests Our Kids Really Need

    In our district, spring time doesn’t mean warm weather, flowers blooming and the excitement that builds as we get closer to summer (and summer break). It means it’s time for that CCRAP again. CCRAP is unrealistic. We...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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