Monday, February 27, 2017

Reading "Michelle Obama" by Peter Slevin

February is Black History month. Have you read a biography of a black American?

I'm reading "Michelle Obama", a biography published in 2015. I already liked Michelle, and her biography only enhances my feeling that she is an exceptional woman.

There is one way to "Think outside the box" and that is to read about the lives of people from different backgrounds. What would my life have been like if I was born with dark skin like Michelle? Michelle is a woman who has lived her life as a role model for how to succeed and live with integrity.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Birthday of Copernicus

February 19, 1473 is the birthday of Nicholaus (Kopernik) Copernicus Jr., " a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe". (Wikipedia)

See his profile at

Friday, February 17, 2017


Are You Worried Yet? 

For more on how to spot fake news, ask yourself these ten questions from the News Literacy Project.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

On Valentines Day, we often remember our first Valentine, first kiss, first love.

My first love, longest love and greatest love is earth. The blue sky, seen from my baby buggy, spring rain falling from a sunny Oregon sky, the ocean at Canon Beach, traveling through the Rocky Mountains - every new encounter with  my first love only made me love it more. Yes, even my first bee sting.

Remember when Monarch butterflies were an everyday sight?  When the Milky Way was a nightly event open to everyone? When bird calls were the first thing heard in the morning?

Nostalgia should belong to our favorite song, not to memories of earth, our only home.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Frederick Douglass - Great Orator

February is Black History month.  Discover the true black history of America by reading the biographies of former slaves. 
"Right is of no sex, Truth is of no color, God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren." Frederick Douglass
(Wikipedia biography of Frederick Douglass)