Four research articles, one quiz and three eyeglass vendors, later I purchased my latest specs. Since I wear glasses for all my waking hours (and some of my sleeping hours since I doze off wearing them) choosing frames biennially meant I lived with my decision for two years. That’s longer than some relationships - just… Continue reading Eyeglass Pilgrimage
Julie Andrew’s character, Maria, belted out her favorite things in “The Sound of Music.” Her dozen plus favs ranged from kitten whiskers to strudels that are either free or relatively cheap. (Although I think nowadays there are online pastries that could rack up a considerable amount of reward points.) Oprah on the other hand doesn’t… Continue reading My Favorite (Not Things) But Moments
Columbus must have had a better press agent than the others, because I don’t recall Lief Erikson at all in the third grade geography books Sister Edna used at Chicago Southside’s St. Florian’s Grammar School. Lief Erikson, Viking America Discoverer Runner-up . (Not As Important As Father Kulinski.) If Lief didn’t make it to print… Continue reading Thank You, Christopher Or Zheng Or Lief Or Brendan!
A rearranged room, picture day, and a new student . . . three exciting wins for 6 year olds. Add a substitute teacher, who knew most of the rules . . . but not all, ramped up the thrill-o-meter a notch. As the aforementioned sub, I kept a close eye on that meter. In the… Continue reading First Grade Trifecta