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Reading and writing are two uniquely human capabilities.  I enjoy sharing ideas and useful information, springing from my work experience and formal training in finance, journalism, and public school teaching.  My several avocations, fine painting, nutritious and flavorful cooking, crafts projects, and dogs, provide additional topics.

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  • Easy kitchen wall decorating

    Easy kitchen wall decorating

    14 months ago

    Wall display of decorative plates is an easy, inexpensive way to add color and texture to a room. Unlike table or cabinet display of plates, wall display ensures the safety of breakable dishes. These plates may be...

  • Best dog care and dog nutrition tips

    Best dog care and dog nutrition tips

    13 months ago

    Simple adjustments in dog feeding and play routines can add years to the lives of our beloved pets. Without incurring any additional cost, dog owners can implement these suggestions for improving dog health and comfort.

  • Can Core Curriculum produce world leaders?

    Can Core Curriculum produce world leaders?

    13 months ago

    As a parent with a background in teaching and finance, I question the value of the Core Curriculum in making the U. S. a world leader in student achievement.

  • Great Tour of Barcelona in One Day

    Great Tour of Barcelona in One Day

    13 months ago

    With only one day to spend in Barcelona, it' s possible to visit the heart of trendy, street-hip Barcelona, as well as the Gothic quarter, the Picasso Museum, Parc Güell,and the Barceloneta marina complex. This...

  • Delicious, Hearty Vegetarian Soup

    Delicious, Hearty Vegetarian Soup

    13 months ago

    This delicious, hearty vegetarian soup loads flavor with nutrition for lunch or light supper with salad and crusty bread or an impressive start to dinner. The legumes, barley, herbs, and vegetables used in the recipe...

  • Glorious Hawaii, a great vacation

    Glorious Hawaii, a great vacation

    13 months ago

    Hawaii maintains its allure, with rolling verdant hills, sapphire blue water, history, architecture, sports, and arts. It's accessible by plane or cruise ships. Read on for ideas on what to see.

  • Cruising is Great Value!

    Cruising is Great Value!

    13 months ago

    With a decrease in fuel prices, it might be tempting to take a car trip. Cruises offer great value, with economies of scale pricing and a no-hassle approach to touring multiple cities or countries.