Saturday , October 21 2017


Music Is Brain Food

The road to hell is sometimes paved with good intentions. In the pursuit of No Child Left Behind ( 2001 Congress Act) and the frenzy towards desired higher test scores, school districts across the country doubled down on so-called core subjects like reading and math. Some kids got drill and …

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Studs, Tools, and Fools

I met author Kathleen Hering of Albany Oregon a couple of years back. I found her first book called Hammered, Nailed and Screwed (2012) in a coffee shop during my stay in Jacksonville, Oregon. I loved it so much that I was drawn to contact her, interview and write about …

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Living Presently–Because Life Is Too Short

It’s something I’m beginning to work on in my own life –Living Presently.  It’s where you shut out all other distractions to focus on the present project, conversation or goal at hand. I’m a Type A personality. Some might label me as ADHD (Always Doing, Highly Driven), but nonetheless, I …

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How to Have Better Communication Regarding School Issues

Having ongoing communication with your ex about the children’s school is important. Parent- teacher conferences, fall festivals and holiday parties are among us. Here are some more tips to help you get through the rest of the school year. Share information and arrange for duplicate notifications Open proactive information is …

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Born For The Moment

On Jan. 20, 1985, I faced one of my most challenging and defining moments —starting in Super Bowl XIX. This was the first of my three Super Bowls. I was 24, the youngest in a veteran-packed offensive unit that was one of the best in the NFL. I was also …

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