A smile is a little curve that can straighten things out.
-Sandra Magsamen

Astronomists prevail in annual competition

by lesliedinaberg on January 26, 2007

Award season is upon us and the competition is stiffer than ever. I don’t know about you, but I thought the campaigning was a little over the top this year. Every day, something new in the–the solar system chocolate bar with the bite out of it; the “who dwarfed my planet” t-shirts; the stuffed Tweety […]

The Handwriting is on the Wall

by lesliedinaberg on January 12, 2007

In case you’ve missed the writing on the wall, cursive writing is going the way of eight-track tapes. Today’s students will almost certainly be the last generation to learn handwriting, and I’m not sure that this is a bad thing. Until the 1970s, penmanship was a separate daily subject taught through sixth grade, but a […]

Decisions, Decisions …

by lesliedinaberg on January 5, 2007

It’s the Wheat Thins that get me every time. The anxiety starts as soon I walk down the cracker aisle. Should I go for the low sodium or the reduced fat? The ranch flavor looks good too, but the Harvest Five-Grain Wheat Thins are on sale. What’s the difference between those and the multi-grain kind […]

An Interview with Arcelia “Chello” Gladden

by lesliedinaberg on January 1, 2007

Home ownership means the fulfillment of a dream for many, but for Arcelia “Chello” Gladden, buying her first home also gave her an injection of self-confidence. “I’m so pleased with myself, because I did it on my own. I didn’t have a husband. So I really did this on my own and with all the […]