Category Archives: Fight wimpiness

Listening to dumb rules…

Or not. We go to the Reid Park zoo once a year. It’s a fun spring outing. Ride a bike, wear a helmet and you get in free. You also get a free ice cream cone. A win-win! Plus we … Continue reading

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From citizen journalism to fake news…

I knew it wouldn’t end well. From my first blog post six years ago to the current reality of 1984, where lies become truth, science is suspect, and a blowhard president sits in the White House. I’m obsessed with George Orwell’s 1984. … Continue reading

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Success=3x a week

Today I bought a bottle of Prosecco to kindly usher out 2016. The year included Sheila’s Excellent Adventure to the other side of the world back in May, as well as tons of political slime. If I dredge up the … Continue reading

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A student of U.S. History tries to understand

  Try walking in another person’s shoes, I always told my students. Two days before the most outlandish presidential election in my lifetime, I’m trying to understand how any decent human being could vote for Donald Trump. I’ve been reading. The … Continue reading

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The arc of history — and misogyny — is long

I’m feeling more emotional than I expected with just two more weeks between history and the election of our first woman president. In my lifetime! What a thrill! Oddly enough, her opponent’s misogyny may be what finally makes women — … Continue reading

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Stronger Together: In honor of my friend Olivia

We come from the era before selfies. Me and my dear friend Olivia, who turns 70 in a few weeks (I beat her by a few months). From promoting kids’ books and reading to little ones, to supporting our now … Continue reading

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Turning 70…by plane, by car, by boat, and on my own two feet (part 3)

Determined to not be on planes and in airports nonstop, I studied a map of Europe. The ultimate goal of “Sheila’s Excellent Adventure” was to visit Ethan and Steph in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Watch for my story in the November issue … Continue reading

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