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Sanity Break: Sweet Little Owls

To see how these little owls get along with people, and even with a dog, is to get a glimpse of God’s love. Love is the quintessential God’s stuff, and it works. 93 more words


Memory Lane: Toothpick Sam

Something about the light outside today whisked me back to an early Sunday afternoon in 1959, in my Grandpa’s gardens. They’re all gone now, along with the house, the chicken coop: dogwoods, roses, black and red raspberries, grapes, butterfly  bushes. 226 more words

A Personal Note

Shravan- Food connections

No onion, No garlic, No non-veg !!

This is all that Shravan stands for, for my 10 yr old son. I can’t really blame him, because I had the same perception about this month when I was his age!! 325 more words


Memory Lane: Mandrake the Magician

When I was a boy I looked forward to the color comics in the Sunday paper. Flash Gordon, Little Lulu, Archie, Mark Trail–and Mandrake the Magician. 271 more words

Pop Culture

Escape From New York

Yesterday I left Staten Island for the first time in nine years. That’s right, I hadn’t stepped foot off the island, even for other boroughs, in nine long years. 685 more words

Social Observations

Teaching Tuesdays: Balanced Calendars

Five years ago my school district started kicking around the idea of a balanced calendar. When I first heard the idea, I had horrible flashbacks to when I was a kid and my sister’s elementary school went to year round schooling. 1,024 more words


Memory Lane: Not Quite Built for Two

One of the fun things we could do in the summer was modify our bicycles. My friends across the street, Bobby and Ellen, modified two bikes, combining them into a tandem bicycle built for two. 110 more words

Memory Lane