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Book Review – The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet

I remember being an “eco-friendly” teen when I was growing up.  My friends all thought I was crazy.  Now I am finding more and more teens realize that they need to take an active role in helping to ensure there is a planet for their later lives and their children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Jenn Savedge’s… Continue reading Book Review – The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet

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Parenting Long Distance

I know that most of my friends think parenting is something you do with young children.  By the time you send them off to college, the job is done.  Well, I have found out otherwise.  Actually, I always thought otherwise.   I have one child who goes to school at the University at Buffalo.  I… Continue reading Parenting Long Distance

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Memorial Day Parade – Maine, NY

Every year the hamlet of Maine, in upstate New York, holds a Memorial Day parade that begins at Maine Memorial Elementary and ends the Maine Cemetery.  The parade is a little over a mile and a quarter and includes Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, fire departments and the Maine Community Band.  At the cemetery, there is… Continue reading Memorial Day Parade – Maine, NY

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The Dollar Flip Flop

No, I am not talking about a political change of mind.  I am talking about those staples of summer that you see on almost every teen foot going – the flip flop. Last Saturday, Old Navy had a dollar flip flop sale.  There were a few perimeters – only five pairs per person, only solid… Continue reading The Dollar Flip Flop

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Attention! What do you freelancers do?

I have had fairly steady work through one or two different companies and publications over the past five years or so.  I love freelancing but with the economic downturn, it is getting harder to guarantee work or worse, guarantee payment.   So, all you freelancers out there, let me ask you a few questions.  Do… Continue reading Attention! What do you freelancers do?

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Awards Time – BCC Foundation Student Awards

This time of year not only do April showers bring May flowers, they also bring May awards ceremonies.  June ceremonies, too, come with time and are more geared to the high school population. So my first stop on the awards circuit was the BCC Foundation 2008-2009 Student Awards REcognition Reception.  The reception and awards ceremony… Continue reading Awards Time – BCC Foundation Student Awards

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Book Review: 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea

I have had Suzy Welch’s new book, 10-10-10:  A Life-Transforming Idea (Scribner, ISBN 978-1-4165-9182-5), for a few weeks now and have been reading it diligently but knew that the review was going to get written today, whether I had my personal example for you all or not.  I wanted to truly try the 10-10-10 process… Continue reading Book Review: 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea