An interesting article here, and a helpful list of words to use instead. Using the word crazy as an insult is more harmful to the millions of us who deal with the stigma of mental illness than it is to the person you’re attempting to insult. It also lets the person/people you’re trying to insult… Read More Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean
Writing stories… names are important! Mr. Glatzer was originally written as a goldsmith, then the story showed that this is the wrong social class, and he changed into a barber. From 1840 to 1880, Germans were the largest group of immigrants. Before that, white were not ‘menial’ barbers, but the new immigrants did not have… Read More A Rose by Any Other Name II
One interesting bit of writing historical fiction is that I get to Google for information like this: When was Chanukkah 1860?
Getting ready for “Midwinter Break which remarkably is from Dec 24-Jan 1, its as if some major religion has a major holiday right about then. Grading papers, listening to music. The cello is such a beautiful instrument, and “Gypsy Airs” is an amazing piece.
It is the middle of November. Nature: “Baby, it’s old outside.” The school building has problems with the heat. They should send everyone home, instead of everyone sitting in their coats. I have heard a lot of conversations about how American Culture has changed from romantic pressure being normal to romantic pressure being… Read More Happy November
Gave blood today. I saved someone’s life today. Why? I live in a 1st world country, but childbirth is still dangerous. Maternal hemorrhage almost killed me. Some stranger saved my life by donating blood in advance. Now I try to donate blood 3 times a year.
One parent of the happy couple said, “I don’t know how to be a mother in law!” 2 tips toward happily married children: From my own mom: The home the children grew up in is their own home. They are welcome to drop in whenever they want. The children’s home is their own, and their… Read More What a Wedding