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New blog theme

Yes, it’s still me – I just changed my blog theme. No more green and grey…it’s bolder now, and includes a picture of the San Gabriel mountains I took a few years ago from just up the hill from my house. I had a hard time deciding on the quote...

Chinese Medicine for American Schools

If American kids are two years behind Chinese kids in 3rd grade, imagine how far behind they are by high school! Nicholas Kristof visited China recently, and his NY Times editorial yesterday, “Chinese Medicine for American Schools“, recounts what he...

Elizabethtown, other movie recommendations

It’s been a big movie week here. Besides seeing “Cars” and “Nacho Libre” in Kansas City last weekend, we rented “Broken Flowers” and “Elizabethtown” this weekend via cable. All were terrific, but...

My favorite quotes

I collect quotes: they’re free and inspirational. Here’s a list of over 800 of my favorites, by category. Here’s one for today: There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri...

"In Character" added to Favorite Magazines

I’ve added “In Character” magazine to my list of faves. It calls itself “A Journal of Everyday Virtues.” Each issue focuses on a different virtue, such as Thrift, Purpose, Creativity, Loyalty or Modesty. The current issue is about...