Staying Motivated (even when it’s hard) — The PBS Blog

If you’re new to this blog, you may not know that I don’t celebrate holidays. This is the time of the year when I have to defend myself against the naysayers who cannot believe for the life of them why I would forsake Christmas (*insert eye roll*), and be on the lookout for people who […]

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Discussion of Diamonds or Light

Are you Diamonds or the light? Some may think diamonds are the best, but in order to test diamonds you need the light. You cannot see a diamond without the light.

We have to choose if we are going to shine in the background or if we want to be in the spotlight. Diamonds or Light details the struggles friends may have because one of them doesn’t want to be in the background. Even as friends someone is in the background.

Check out the new book Diamonds or Light.

On running into former students — Laura Lee

I don’t want to make more out of this than I should, but in this case, meeting a student outside of school reminded me of one of the reasons I “retired” early–a badly designed one size fits (none but the elite few???) evaluation system. No, not because of this student, named D (not real name, […]

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Take a trip back to your childhood through the Hundred Acre Woods — Mark Piggott | Author of the “Forever Avalon” Series

We all want that magic formula for staying and feeling young. For some, it’s exercising, eating right, no smoking or drinking, etc. For me, it’s watching things like anime, cartoons, and other movies and TV shows from my youth. We’re talking about the 70’s and 80’s, so that includes the classic Winnie the Pooh cartoons. This […]

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What it’s Like to Go to Alaska on Your First Big Ship Cruise — The Insatiable Traveler

There she is, Holland America’s Westerdam, her sleek 10-deck profile rising majestically above the Seward pier in Alaska. In the cruise industry, the Westerdam is considered a mid-sized vessel and carries a maximum of 2100 passengers. To me it was gigantic. A few months ago, I took my first cruise on a small river boat up the…

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