Birthday Hazards

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Lavender Roses
Let’s face it. Birthdays are hazardous to your health. Every birthday you have brings you one year closer to the grave.

They can also be stress inducers! Either we place lofty expectations on ourselves for the special day, or others put expectations on us: You have to have a party; you have to invite all your friends and family, even the people you don’t necessarily like; you have to go out and party; or, someone needs to take you out for a special dinner on the special day. More

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Binge and Purge

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Binge-Watching
I know I’ve written about this once before, but its come up again and I felt the need to write more on it. You know me… I’m so transparent. If it pops into my head, it falls out of my mouth. There’s very little filter. My grade-school teachers used to tell me I had diarrhea of the mouth because I kept on talking all the time, even when it was inappropriate to be talking when I was talking… More

NJ Standardized Testing

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Standardized Testing
I keep seeing these ridiculous commercials in the Philadelphia tri-state region about standardized testing in the state of New Jersey. Mostly, it’s a bunch of parents and teachers whining and complaining about how standardized testing is the Greatest Evil this world has ever known! At least that’s what I’m getting from them. And if I’m totally off-base in my understanding, I would love for someone to let me know. More