• LOST (Madrid Style)

                It was an omen. After four hours trying to get a Blackberry set up for our overseas adventure, as I sat in the airport in NYC, I couldn’t make a phone call. As I waited for my plane, I decided to call my mother and tell her how easy it would be for her …[ read more ]

  • I Fell In Love: Sarah

         Thirty-four years ago I met the most wonderful person I’ve ever known. She lay on my belly, her beautiful round face staring up at me. Eyes bluer than any robin’s egg held mine. I fell in love with the child who would become my closest friend.     She’s a faithful friend. Once the bond had …[ read more ]

  • Bullfighting

    Image via Wikipedia Do you know where in Spain bullfighting was born?Why was this event created?Why do they call the  rings: “Plaza des Toros?”Why is the cape red? Who is the most revered bullfighter in its birthplace?Before going into the ring, where does every matador stop?Where in the paper will you read about bullfights ? Image via Wikipedia ***************************************************** Shortly, Neil …[ read more ]

  • A Case for Intolerance

    I will climb out on the proverbial limb and utter an obscene word: intolerance. Sometimes it’s good. Take for example smoking. When I first began teaching, smoke swirled around my classroom. I asked for an air purifier and got this teeny little machine that had minimal effect on my air quality. My room abutted the …[ read more ]

  • Fourth Amendment Rights

    The fourth amendment to our constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or …[ read more ]