In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but, despite four separate trips, he never set foot in North America. The first recorded Columbus Day celebration held in the United States was in New York on Oct. 12, 1792, to honor Italian-American heritage. In 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt procla…

The term “polar opposites” was created in an attempt to explain the dynamics between mothers and daughters. Don’t get me wrong, my mother made every day special. She was an active parent and did everything from PTA to carpool to Brownie troop leader to children’s choir director.

In the dog days of August when the heat scorches the Earth, tempers run hot and humor goes out the window. Everyone wants to play the game of one-upmanship, where they try to prove to each other that they do more than anyone else. It’s this way every year, or so it seems. But this year we th…

I remember my first day of teaching kindergarten. My college degree did not prepare me at all for the classroom. I had 32 5-year-olds who had never been away from home and their parents cried like they were leaving them with an ax murderer. What could happen? After all, this was kindergarten.

Over the past seven months I have heard about everything, which leads me to believe that people will believe anything having to do with COVID-19. Some people say that it’s a total hoax and others believe that no precaution is precaution enough. Some are scared to death. They are frightened a…