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Living your life well

“I don’t want to reach the end of my life in a perfectly preserved body.  I want to come flying in sideways, covered in scars, beaten up and screaming: “Yahoo! 789 more words


I'm a Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird

Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. 517 more words

Single Mothers

Be the best damn street sweeper to ever sweep a street

It’s time for me to go to bed as I write this. I’ll go to sleep and rest as well as I can, get up tomorrow and do what I do every day… try to leave the world a better place than I found it. 456 more words



Excuse me just for a minute. I have to rant after a lousy day at work.

Why is it called “common sense” when it’s definitely not common for everybody else?  304 more words

The All-American Identity

Look at any American history textbook, and you can see that the definition of what it means to be an American is not static; from the nation’s start to modern day, “American” as an identity has evolved and grown constantly. 397 more words

American Identity

Working With Passion

On a recent trip to Europe, Mommy Dearest joined us for closing night at the opera and a little retail therapy, celebrating her 80th birthday. 245 more words

True Grit vs. Socioeconomic Status

The idea that a student’s work ethic predicts academic outcomes and future success, was famously coined as “true grit” by psychologist, Angela Duckworth. Duckworth found that teachers could teach grit to their students and that grit ultimately predicted GPA and graduation rates. 161 more words