THIS WOMAN WRITES The Problem with U.S. History
In 20 years of homeschooling, we never did find the ultimate resource for teaching U.S. History.
We knew we didn't want textbooks similar to what we had endured in our own public school childhoods:... Posted on 1/23/14 at 1:39 PM
60 DAYS TO BETTER LIVING Why I won't be watching 'Weight of the Nation'
Count me out of the audience tonight when "Weight of the Nation," the much-anticipated HBO documentary about obesity in the United States, makes its television debut.
If the trailers and pre-show pub... Posted on 5/14/12 at 10:08 AM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Dear Facebook...
Dear Facebook (aka - Mark Zuckerberg),
I feel as though it is time for you to hear from one of your abused girlfriends. It is time for you to know what I think of you. I think a lot of us think this ... Posted on 9/21/11 at 8:50 PM
A NICE RING TO IT Can't get enough over-analysis?
I'm going to assume you know about my neurotic tendency to over-analyze things. Rest assured that it doesn't stop at text messages. As many readers commented on the texting article, any kind of commun... Posted on 7/27/11 at 9:36 PM
ALL ABOUT FOOD Bake (Biscuits) for your best (canine) friend
UPS has been making frequent deliveries to our house this holiday season. One of those guys who drops packages at our door always remembers our Golden Retriever, Wrigley, with a couple of big biscui... Posted on 12/23/09 at 10:30 AM
The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry’s highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars.
LOS ANGELES — The two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, came together at the Grammy Awards on Sunday for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group’s breakthrough on American television.
Michaels, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, said Saturday that it is investigating a possible breach on its network and advised customers to check financial statements for fraudulent activity.
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as baby boomers seek to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.
The first week of President Obama’s bid to build political unity on Syria by bringing in Congress ended in near disarray, with top Cabinet officers and Pentagon officials providing murky or even contradictory responses to inquiries from frustrated lawmakers and reporters.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is set to announce today that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations no longer will be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences.
With chants and prayers, sermons and signs, outrage over a jury’s decision to clear George Zimmerman in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager poured from street protests and church pulpits Sunday amid calls for federal civil rights charges to be filed in the case.
WASHINGTON — The collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Washington state brings new attention to the limits of the country’s infrastructure, especially older structures that were designed with little room for error and never were intended to carry the number of cars and trucks they see today.
Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris while the community awaited word on the number of dead.
Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the United States.
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