So there’s some non-working days on my calendar, and I’ve always wanted to learn a new language… that comes with a new alphabet. The free on-line course is going great, and suddenly I have to type the words out. No problem! I know the words! I even know how to spell most of them! But,… Read More Communication Error?
Working with a student today, on an essay about women in management, and how they are often treated differently than managers who happen to be men. This college student had never heard the this term: Glass Ceiling Therefore, we had to do a lot of background research for this paper and I came across some… Read More Boss vs Bossy
Some people don’t ‘touch’ others for health or cultural reasons. It’s awkward. How do you not shake hands? SMILE. That shows it’s not a personal insult. I usually smile big and press my hands together – a widely recognized form of greetings. Robot smiles widely and puts their hand over their heart. https://www.robot-hugs.com/no-shake/
If you can’t believe what you read in the comic books, what can you believe? First spoken by Rocky and Bullwinkle, one of the funniest (and cleverest) cartoon duos ever invented. Scott McCloud, author of “Understanding Comics,” has a pair of cartoon strips that clearly explains the way toddlers and small children see the… Read More The World as We See It
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.