Random Thoughts

Bullies—It’s time to show them the door

Bullies—It’s time to show them the door

Every school has its share of bullies and most kids have heard the refrain, “Oh he’s just a big bully, don’t pay any attention to him and he’ll leave you alone.”

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An interview about writing and Life at 12 College Road

An interview about writing and Life at 12 College Road

I was honored to have Jan Bowman, writer and winner of the 2011 Roanoke Review Fiction Award, interview me for her blog about writing and why I wrote Life at 12 College Road.

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Commentary

Confronting sexual harassment and bullying: an uncomfortable necessity

Confronting sexual harassment and bullying: an uncomfortable necessity

  Confronting sexual harassment and bullying is an uncomfortable necessity. Schools are primarily places for learning. We must always remember that the goal is to create an educational environment that allows each student to feel safe and secure. Provided is an update of Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Similar, but Not the Same, an article presented at the Education Law […]

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Poetry

Take my hand

Take my hand

Take my hand,
Don’t be afraid,
The silent roads we travel
Are marked and paved.

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Have you ever wondered if it was really you?

Have you ever wondered if it was really you?

Thank – you

People pat me on the back
And say nice job,
The best you’ve ever done.

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The Outdoors

Lake George

Lake George

Nicknamed the Queen of American lakes, and a lake that Thomas Jefferson, in 1791, wrote “is without comparison the most beautiful water I ever saw,” still is today. Located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York,…

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It’s time to be thinking about Trout Season 2014

It’s time to be thinking about Trout Season 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again. Trout season in rivers and streams will open on April 1st in New York, Massachusetts and Maine, April 12th in Rhode Island and Vermont, the 19th in Connecticut and April 26th in New Hampshire.  Make sure to get your 2014 fishing license and do not keep putting it […]

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Tips

BBQ Sauce for Chicken that is Oh so ‘Finger Lickin’ Good

BBQ Sauce for Chicken that is Oh so ‘Finger Lickin’ Good

It is that time of year again. Summer is fast approaching, and it is time to be outdoors, and that means grilling, barbecues and barbecue sauce. There are many different dishes that can be served up, but one that is economical, enjoyed by most, and almost always available and affordable is chicken. There is something about grilling […]

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Dry Rub for Chicken or Ribs

Dry Rub for Chicken or Ribs

Chicken and ribs are good, but with a dry rub, they are mouth wateringly great. Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground fine multicolored peppercorns 2 tablespoons brown sugar or even better, maple sugar 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoons ground oregano 4 tablespoons paprika (the […]

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