In an effort to understand the difficulty my son struggles with, I began a self-education process on dyslexia, its causes, and mostly how to help with it.
Duluth News Tribune, 02/26/2013
The NRA’s prescription for eliminating the tragedy of school shootings won’t work well for Duluth.
For the Budgeteer News, 01/30/2013
I love to witness the ignition of one person’s bright idea fanning a flame to warm a community for the better.
For the Budgeteer News, 01/08/2013
Sipping a cup of chai tea, I glance out the window in time to see a green-clad, man-sized boy run past. A shout followed by the rat-a-tat of rapid gunfire — howling clamor replaces the shots. I take another sip of tea.
For the Budgeteer News, 12/04/2012
I had to look twice. Principal Obst was standing in the school hallway directing parents toward the music concert. (Expected visual.) What arrested my attention was the massive snake wrapped around the woman’s torso. (Utterly unexpected visual.)
For the Budgeteer News, 11/06/2012
My children blame Michelle Obama for changing their evening TV watching, but it isn’t actually her fault.
For the Budgeteer News, 10/08/2012
Alana Friedman knows all about safe harbors. In the 1950s and 60s she grew up in the tightly knit West End Duluth community where nobody was a stranger.
For the Budgeteer News, 09/11/2012
When I learned that one of my children was not learning to read because of a learning disability I had several reactions. The first was skepticism. Because he was obviously intelligent, he must not be trying hard enough, right? Realizing the fallacy of this thinking (all of us really WANT to be successful), I changed tactics and became Super Mom.
Duluth Budgeteer News, 07/17/2012
Last month I reviewed some of the unconventional field trips my kids and our friends have taken. In an effort to encourage people to get out this summer, have some adventures and not spend a wad of cash, I want to continue and share some of the more adventurous and pleasing gustatory tours we have taken.
Duluth News Tribune, 05/22/2012
Homeschool your children this summer. Try thinking like a homeschooler and make some summer plans to go on some unconventional local field trips.
For the Budgeteer News, 05/01/2012
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