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- Inaugural Firsts: Media Coverage
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS known to have his Inauguration illustrated in a newspaper?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inaugural Address was printed in a newspaper “extra”?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was newscast via “talking newsreel”?
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- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was broadcast on the radio?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS to use a teleprompter?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born in neither VA nor MA?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born outside the original colonies?
- Inaugural Distinctions! Only POTUS among the first five POTUSes who was born in a former colony other than Virginia?
- Inaugural Firsts! 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in color?
- Inaugural Firsts! 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in black and white?
- Inaugural Distinctions: Only Grandfather/Grandson POTUSes?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS for whom American women exercised the right to vote?
- Inaugural Distinctions: POTUS Who Delivered the Shortest Inaugural Address?
- Inaugural Distinctions: POTUS Who Delivered the Longest Inaugural Address?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS Inaugurated on Jan. 20th?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS Inaugurated in D.C.?
- Commiseration for some key GOP leaders’ resentment of Mr. Trump
- Open response to GOP critics of Mr. Trump’s repudiation of Mr. Khan’s personal attacks
- Open response (1) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (2) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (3) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (4) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (5) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (6) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (7) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- All is/not well: What I believe and want to hear this election
- The thinking behind Mr. Trump’s “meandering,” “rambling” style
- A Tale of 2 Women: Why one is #NeverHillary (Part 2)
- A Tale of 2 Women: Why one is #NeverHillary (Part 1)
- Guest post: 90-day look-back
- Promises to keep
- Reach out w/a poem to soothe the grieving heart
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- once in a lifetime…missed
- no time for blogging today…
- lockdown drills etc.
- Today’s the day to celebrate our (older) age!
- Ready? Tomorrow’s the big day!
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- another Papal Mass…20 years earlier
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- “Siempre adelante! Keep moving forward!”
- thank you, Mr. Berra
- fav season?
- Thank you, Pat Doyle! You honor me….
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Category Archives: Children
Sharpen those crayons & colored pencils
All the credit for inspiring this post goes to my “Outer Circle” friend Pat, who piqued my interest in learning about the Adult Coloring Book genre. (Who knew it existed? Not I. Now I do.) A quick check of Amazon … Continue reading
Happy Grandparents Day–Part 2
An only child and one of the original “latchkey kids,” I came home from primary school to an empty apartment, save for my sidekick dog and Kate Smith, whom I considered my surrogate grandmother. True, Kate Smith was present to … Continue reading
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“first day of no school” –one heart revels; another heart breaks
“first day of no school” How those words made me smile when I read them yesterday, mid-morning. They were messaged to me, thanks to Twitter, from a new Outer Circle friend, reflecting on her retirement. As was true for me, … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Education, Parents, Retirement, School 2 Comments
A little birdie told me
Some folks consider themselves connoisseurs of the finer things in life, like fancy wines or jewels. Allergic to wines and really rather simple of taste, if I am a connoisseur of anything—it is of words. Not that I am a … Continue reading
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game called on account of darkness
When our son started playing Little League baseball and International youth soccer many years ago, the neighborhood parks didn’t have artificial lights. And so it happened now and then that the games were called on account of darkness. I thought … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Education, Employment, Playfulness, Retirement 2 Comments
cleaning up my own messes
Having been privileged these last ten years to interact with a thousand or more children transitioning into their school years, I‘ve seen up-close what R. Fulghum observed. From social behavior (playing fairly, keeping one’s hands to oneself, etc.), to personal … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Education, Kindergarten, Lessons, Lifelong Learning, Retirement, Transitions 2 Comments
50 unused sick days: why I left them
Piggybacking on the last post: Yes! Despite my financial advisor’s advice to the contrary, I left fifty unused sick days on the table, in part, for all the reasons explained previously. However, if I’m honest with myself, there was yet … Continue reading
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As mentioned in the prior post, every librarian has a unique vision for developing the collection under his or her stewardship. In my case, when I started in the library from which I am retiring, I appraised the collection, and … Continue reading
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morning after: lame duck librarian
Assuming that the Board appointed my replacement last night, I’m even more officially a lame duck librarian this morning. Meanwhile, until my work account ends on August 31st, I continue receiving email notifications concerning boxes upon boxes of new books … Continue reading
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