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The Lucky Penny

May 20, 2016

“See a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.” Although this phrase is commonly used when one finds a penny on the ground, when it comes to the money, pennies are often undervalued. But I don’t see why. If you have a $1Million in $100 bills or pennies, you still have […]

“Fearful” Friday

May 13, 2016

Paraskevidekatriophobia affects at least 10% of the U.S. population, causing people to miss work and even avoid travel and special events that results in economic losses of over $800 million annually. What is it that causes such a disruption in the lives of one in ten of Americans? Friday the 13th. For many years, western […]

The Meaning of Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016

This weekend is all about mom, so I want to spend some time talking about what it means to be a mother in the Weekend Word. moth·er ˈməT͟Hər/ noun 1. a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. verb 1. bring up (a child) with care and affection. […]

Put a Poem for Hope In Your Pocket

April 18, 2016

This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, perhaps one of the largest literary celebrations in the world. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month celebrates the art form that has inspired many writers and artists throughout the centuries, and moved its readers. Poetry, like most art forms, […]

The Bare Necessities

April 15, 2016

How exciting, a live-action version of The Jungle Book!  A young orphaned boy is raised by a pack of wolves in the jungle. Along his journey to manhood he meets a few pals in the animal kingdom… some friendly, and not-so-friendly. The trailer features Balloo humming a favorite song from the cartoon… “The Bare Necessities.” […]