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Health and fitness planning: part 2

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Now that you have decided to get healthier, it’s time to create a plan.  Many people automatically get turned off at this point because the idea of dieting turns people off.  Oh and the thought of needing to exercise does the same thing. The word diet brings up images of failure because people tend to levitate […]

Health and fitness Goals: Part 1

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With a new year fast approaching, I know a lot of folks are thinking of coming up with their New Year resolutions.  Many people focus on wanting to get healthier or lose weight.  But how many of us who make that resolution actually follow through? I know losing weight and getting healthier is always on my […]

World Championship: personal view

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Coco: Movie review

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I’m sure that I’m like many of you in that I know very little about the history and traditions behind Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. I had seen depictions of it in tv shows and movies with parades and people dressed like skeletons, but never knew the rituals and beliefs that are so ingrained […]

Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson: Product Review

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Although I have an English minor, I always have felt insecure in teaching writing and literature so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson.  This year-long literature course for 9th to 12th graders is the second in a series by Sharon Watson but is independent of the first course so you […]

Sound for Life LTD: Forbrain product review

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Sound for Life LTD’s headset which can be used by children and adults is called Forbrain. This headset is primarily used for people who have attention difficulties, speech and language issues, as well as those with poor memory. I have also heard of others using it to improve their speech and singing as well.  My daughter […]

Thor: Ragnarok

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This latest Thor movie is one of my favorites. It really surprised me from both a plot perspective as well as its general tone.  It contained far more humor than the previous two Thor movies combined and was more in line with Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man in that regards.  It has many moments […]

Innovators Tribe’s Thinking Like an Engineer : Product Review

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  My daughter has been working on Innovators Tribe’s  Thinking Like an Engineer.  It is an online course that is broken down into 6 different sessions.The lessons are presented in power-point like the format in addition to videos.  Lessons are approximately 10 minutes in length with videos ranging from about 5 to 50 minutes long.  What made this course interesting was […]

WKC Worlds

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Leaving for Worlds!  We have been preparing for this for months now with fundraising and my daughter practicing her forms and sparring.  With her hamstring injury, we made the decision to have her not spar at Worlds to minimize the risk for reinjury since she is just starting to be better. I will be just […]

Sentence fragments: What do we know?

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One writing mistake involves sentence fragments. A complete sentence will have at least one subject and one verb. Sentences are considered fragments when they are missing either the subject or the verb. Consider the following fragments: Made chocolate pudding. Just who made that pudding?  Can you see the subject is missing? Susan made the chocolate pudding. Oh, I see that it […]