The biography of Alice McLellan Birney, Co-founder and first elected President of the National Mothers Congress, which later became the National Parent Teacher Association, (NPTA)
No one can change the world by themselves, and we certainly cannot change the world in a day or a week, or a year; but what if each of us is connected to every living thing around us, and that what we do may have a...
Poems and Poetry About How One Person Can Make the World Into a Better Place-It Only Takes A Minute to Make a Difference
Want to make the world a better place but don't know where to start? Why not start with the little things? It only takes a minute.
Retired or Extinct Disneyland Rides, Exhibits and Attractions I Miss Most - Circarama to Circlevision 1955-1997
A look back at the history making Walt Disney attraction Circle Vision 360, and the history of its 42 year run at Disneyland in Anaheim.
Woodchuck, Whistle-Pig, Land-Beaver - Everything You Would Ever Like to Know About Groundhogs in North America
Sometimes known as a whistle-pig, a marmot, a woodchuck, or a land-beaver, the groundhog is a North American pop-culture icon. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the life and habits of the groundhog.
A poem for the holiday season to remind us that family has an important place in our lives, not only during the holiday season, but every day throughout the year.
Have you ever tried to convince a narcissist that they are not the center of universe? That the world does not actually revolve around them? This poem is a tongue-in-cheek view of one such conversation.
A Poem that questions our potential to be saint or sinner, loser or winner, leader or criminal. Is it nature or nurture? Can a single moment make the difference?
More Poems and Poetry By a Motherless Daughter - The Reunion A Poem For My Mother & Father About Reuniting in Heaven
Another poem from my motherless daughter collection, this one is brand new, and is about both of my parents, my struggle to let dad go, and his reunion with my mom and his family in heaven.
Funeral Etiquette 101 - Cell Phones, Condolence Calls, Attire, What is Proper & Appropriate and What's Not?
A guide to the appropriate and inappropriate etiquette and attire, guidelines for funerals, condolence calls, viewings, wakes, and family visitations.
The WD-40 Company was formed in 1952 by chemist Norm Larsen and three investors, in less than fifty years, the company would become a single product branding legend worth over three hundred billion dollars.
What & Why Parents Should Know About Cough & Cold Remedies Like Coricidin What is Dextromethorphan? DXM,? Triple C's?
Developed in the 1950's as an alternative to codeine as a cough suppressant, dextomethorphan which is found in cough and cold medicines like Coricidin, and Robitussin DM, has had a long history of abuse. A recent...
A Tale of Two First Father's Days The History of Making The Celebration of Father's Day a National Holiday
The fascinating little known history of the first two Father's Days, and the stories behind their creation. The First Father's Day was created in the wake of the worst ever American Coal Mining Accident, The Monongah...
Four poems about living life, love, breaking up, and moving forward, all from the author's teenage point of view. Filled with all the angst of the teenage years.
All over the world, throughout many nations and lands, children as young as six or seven are being conscripted, enslaved, and trained by terrorist factions of many different origins. They are taken from their parents,...
"From cradle to grave" That Is what our parents said, "You'll each have the other After we both are dead. You won't be all alone Your sister will be there To listen And to count on From start To...
Financier of 9-11 Attacks on NYC & Pentagon Osama bin Laden is Dead in Pakistan - Is the War on Terrorism Really Over?
"Over," I thought, "Could it be true? Could the death of Osama Bin Laden actually wipe out Al-Quida and its long range effects on terrorism? Change world view? Had our persistence in pursuit and capture...
Poetry By a Motherless Daughter, Talking to Mom A Poem About Visiting With My Mother on Mother's Day
My fingers graze raised letters Beloved Wife and Mother "Yes you were and you are," I whisper, "Beloved like no other. "Oh my goodness Mama, Do you know what time it is? I really need to...
If you don't want to be here Then you need to go. If you don't love me You need to say so. It's getting to the point Whether you go or stay Will not really matter, I am alone anyway
A Poem about Daughters & Sons Going to College, Leaving Home, Parents Letting Adult Child Go - A Key For Home
A poem about the bittersweet moment of having the strength to watch as your adult child leaves the nest. It's all about the memories of them as a child, colliding with the adult them; and the realization that no matter...
Retired or Extinct Disneyland Rides, Exhibits, & Attractions I Miss Most - Disney's Country Bear Jamboree 1972 - 2001
The Country Bear Jamboree opened in the days when you still had to buy individual tickets for attractions in the park and was an "E ticket” attraction. An audio-animatronic show that featured a cast of...
Retired or Extinct Disneyland Rides, Exhibits and Attractions I Miss Most - Adventure Thru Inner Space 1967 - 1985
Monsanto's Adventure Thru Inner Space opened as part of the New Tomorrowland on August 5, 1967, on the site where the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea /Monsanto's Hall of Chemistry building had once stood.
Psychology & How & Why We Choose Unusual & Unique Baby Names, Possible Side Effects That May Affect Lives When We Do
it is the belief that we as parents can somehow alter our children's destiny, if we just somehow manage to pick exactly the right name, that starts us all down the slippery slope of deciding just what that name should...
A poem about the renewal of hope and finding new love.
Poetry About Patriotisim A Patriotic Poem To Show Support for Soldiers, Sailors & Troops Thank You For Our Freedom
We don't have to agree about politics, Or embrace the ideology of war Yet, can't we agree that American soldiers and sailors Are entitled to receive something more Than humiliation and degradation, The total disdain and...
Poems & Poetry About Never, Not Ever Giving Up On Love -Please Believe, I Don't Want To Give Up On Us - We Can Make It
A poem about love and relationships, and not giving up on a love that could turn out to be wonderful, just because there are obstacles in the way.
A Poem By a Motherless Daughter About Dying, Grieving, Grief & Mourning On Angel's Wings Her Heavenly Soul Takes Flight
As the soul of her mother is set free from the chains of cancer, a daughter watches her fly upward into the rising dawn and eternity leaving those her behind and earthbound.
Taking Care of My Dad, - An Adult Daughter Takes Care of Her Elderly Father With Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease is the most devastating of all terminal illnesses in that it doesn't attack the body, but the mind; ultimately stealing away a person's memories and identity. This is a look inside one singular...
A poetic look at the child who still resides inside of each of us, and in doing so, allows us to see the world through the eyes of childlike innocence and faith.