Monthly Archives: April 2013

Confined to a Wheelchair

Sometimes messages expand our thoughts and sometimes messages narrow them. A relative pointed out journalists are fond of saying, for example, Lady Gaga is “confined to a wheelchair,” as reported recently in the Huffington Post (UK). But a wheelchair is … Continue reading

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Remembering Maria Tallchief

When someone mentioned ballet my mother would chime in that a famous ballerina came from her American Indian community. Maria Tallchief. We learned this week that Tallchief passed on. She and her sister Marjorie came from a prominent Osage family, … Continue reading

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Cookie Full of Arsenic

I’d hate to take a bite of you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic. That’s just one of the unforgettable quotes from the movie, The Sweet Smell of Success my students viewed this week. Set in 1950s against the backdrop … Continue reading

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Big Brother’s Reading You

We now know if you’re reading the book. At least if it’s an e-book.

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Science & Lipstick

It’s the stories that draw my attention to the science and health sections of the New York Times. But what caught my eye this week was a full-page advertisement. The French cosmetics company L’Oréal honors women scientists and the ad … Continue reading

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