My wife sent me on a mission to Trader Joes who has notoriously good dark chocolate at a typically low Trader Joes price. She gave me the go-ahead to purchase some Orange Chicken and some Cauliflower Gnocchi. These are two of our go-tos we like to have in the freezer – especially at pandemic time. Several years ago, Trader Joes stores were only in the far eastern and western U.S., and the only time a Southerner found one was in the Consumer Reports ratings of grocery stores where TJs always was rated in the top three. One… Read more Another Sign of the Apocalypse. We ARE Out of Dark Chocolate. →
Oops! Seems that businesses, in general, failed to use the financial rule that has been recommended to families all my life: Put away six months cash in case of a… Read more Signs of the Quarantine →
As parents have recently been required to become pseudo-teachers, I expect that their appreciation for the jobs that great teachers do every day has grown just a bit over the… Read more Know Any Great Teachers? →
I am so sleepy that I think I would prefer to acquire the COVID 19 just so I could get some meds to make me sleep. I have had insomnia… Read more If It Is 3:00 a.m.—I Must Be Awake →
Remember all those times when you said to yourself, “If the world would just stand still I could … clean off my desk, or organize my files, or write those thank you notes?… Read more Making the Most of a Quarantine →
A while ago, I posted a blog about some reviews of movies and videos. The only criterion for inclusion was that Sandy and I liked them! Same goes for version #2.… Read more Videos for a Quarantine →
NOTE: The names in this story are used with permission. One of the absolute joys that came with ending my career in education as a professor for the last 14 years was the students—most practicing teachers. We got to know each other really well. Many of them I taught a half-dozen times in various courses. Many late-night phone calls. Dozens of meetings at coffee shops for far too many reasons to list. And lots of, “Dr. D., Can I ask you a question after class” hourlong discussions. I loved my students… Read more My First Grad-Child →
I am no Diva! OK…maybe just a little bit.