Is College Worth It?

With college costs on the rise and job opportunities limited, many college students face a dilemma. Is college the best option? If so, which one? Ivy League? Community college? Technical school? If not, how can they gain the skills needed to be gainfully employed? So many questions with so much riding on the answers. As the mom of two sons in college, I know the dilemma all too well. One son is a perpetual student who doesn’t mind the idea of being cooped up with a pile of books in a dim library for the next twelve years, or whatever it […]

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A Foot of Snow in May!

We had a foot of snow in Northern Wisconsin today. The problem with that is that it’s May 2nd. What’s up with that?Here’s how I turned that trash to treasure:Built a Snowman  Poor snowgal. She lost an eye before I snapped the picture. It was snowing so hard, I couldn’t keep the snowflakes off the lens.I took artsy photos of the snow. My poor T2T yard decorations!I shoveled. When you see treasure in the flea market trash, you start looking for treasures in the “life” trash too. The good news…it’s supposed to get in the 70s in a few days […]

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Finding Hope in the Questions Amid National Tragedy

What are we to make of tragedy? What are we to make of moments when our fellow Americans fear for their lives and suffer deep loss? Do we move on with life as if nothing happened? Do we rivet our eyes and ears to the television for up-to-the-minute details, or do we shut it off and shut it out? How do we cope with the unspoken fear that burns in our minds, “If it happened there, could it happen here too?” What do we do with our fears? So many questions.This week, my heart stirred for the people in Boston […]

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Beware the Ides of March

On March 15, I can’t help but remember senior high English class and reading Julius Caesar. Again, this morning, as nearly every year, the phrase “beware the Ides of March” came to mind. The Ides of March is simply the middle of March, historically speaking. However, it has a second meaning because of Shakespeare.I wish I could say I was a huge fan of Shakespeare plays, but it wasn’t my favorite. For old times’ sake, lets go back to high school English for a moment.  Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15-19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that […]

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