Are You My Mother?

I was trying to assess why I felt so annoyed as I watched a commercial for one of the electronic read aloud books for kids.  I wasn’t sure if it was the LeapFrogTag reader, or the Vtech V reader.  I realized that while these products are meant to teach children to love books and reading,

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I Don’t Get It Danny Boyle!

The Summer Olympics are here again and every four years I look forward to watching my favorite Olympic sports; swimming, gymnastics and track and field. But before the athletes begin competing, the games officially opened in London with a spectacle, which I could at best call a carnival or parade of random people moving about

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The Last Ten

It’s summer and with the coming of warmer weather, comes the yearly angst of buying swimwear and other revealing clothing. Some have taken this into account and have been losing weight and toning all winter, but then there are those of us, who forgot that lighter clothing is much less forgiving than the bulky woolen

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Blood Diamond Jubilee

Yes, it’s time once again for me to sharpen my claws on the British royal family. The queen’s celebration of the 60th year she has been allowed to keep her “job,” has once again prompted me to comment on the amazing audacity of the British royal family, and to wonder why, oh, why does the

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A Letter to All My Thirty-Something Single Friends

Dear Mr. and Ms. Thirty-Something; It seems to me that I have so many single friends, and you are all hoping to find someone, marry, have a few kids and live happily ever after. And I find myself asking myself, “Why is this beautiful accomplished woman single?” or “Why is this great looking, intelligent guy

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Is She Fair?

Every time I visit India, I meet someone who thinks it’s important to tell me that I should avoid the sun and not allow my skin to tan. “You should be careful, you’re losing your color,” they’ll warn me. The desire for lighter skin is a disease that has infected not only India but the

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Celebritās

Once I was returning from a fencing tournament with my son and we had to change planes in the Atlanta airport. As I was coming out of the restroom, I found myself face to face with Martin Luther King III, who was returning home after his address at the Michael Jackson funeral. Because I have

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What My Friends Thought about India…

A reader suggested that I post my friends’ thoughts from our trip to India.  I’ve given a brief bio of each writer, just so you have an idea of their perspective.  This is a long post, with five different viewpoints: Annette–has lived and traveled to many countries before and is a seasoned traveler, but first time to

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