Month: April 2015

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Happy Mother Goose Day

Mother Goose Day is celebrated on May 1. The day was created in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar, who is the founder of the Mother Goose Society. It was created as a day to appreciate nursery rhymes and stories. The term “Mother Goose” dates back to the 1650’s. It referred …
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Your Defining Moment?

When I was in high school, our biology teacher took us to visit a local blood bank. We were able to observe people giving blood and – as a special treat – hold a warm bag of blood. For some of my classmates, this experienced solidified that they wanted a …
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What is a “Double Whammy”?

The phrase “double whammy” originated in the United States, where a “whammy” meant an evil influence or hex. “Whammy” first appeared in the Syracuse Herald Journal in 1939 and referred to baseball. “Double whammy” was first used in a 1941 Oakland Tribune article related to boxing. It means a devastating …
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Review — Leaving Time: A Novel

Jodi Picoult is my favorite fiction writer and her latest book — Leaving Time: A Novel — did not disappoint me. It’s the story of a young girl named Jenna, who was abandoned by her mother, an elephant researcher. Her father, also a brilliant researcher, is mentally ill and institutionalized. …