Monthly Archives: November 2014

Countdown to Downton Abbey – Cora’s YouTube Music Video

Last year I wrote a series of “Countdown” posts in anticipation of Season 4 of Downton Abbey.  I had not intended to do the same this year, but yesterday I stumbled across something that was too fun not to share. So, first the … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Spreading Like Retail Ebola

I am both mystified and appalled to discover that the Black Friday phenomenon is fast becoming a new international “holiday.” In scrolling through my Twitter feed last night, I came across a BBC News article describing how police have been called to … Continue reading

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Thankful for Libby Gaughan’s Pecan Pie

For a quick Thanksgiving Day post, I want to share a recipe that we love and that has special meaning for me.  Plus, it’s pretty easy to make 🙂 Libby Gaughan was a friend of my grandmother’s many years ago … Continue reading

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Ndamukong Suh – A Lifelong Learner to Learn From

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article on the back page of the “Personal Journal” section titled “The Bruiser and the Billionaire.”  A truly inspiring read for anyone interested in lifelong learning! Detroit Lions’ defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, the subject … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars—as you’ve (probably) never seen him!

I’m teaching contemporary literature this quarter at Milwaukee School of Engineering, and the text we’re discussing this coming week is literally hot off the presses—”The Flick,” which is the play that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama last spring and … Continue reading

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