Halloween: DC vs NOLA? just have fun!

My favorite Halloween lasted a week. First of all, my Dutch friend was in town so I was able to enjoy pumpkin picking and all kinds of candy guilt-free. Secondly, we had to make the most of her first and only American Halloween so things may have gone a little crazy. So we started in Washington, DC. Traditionally, in DC, Halloween parties are the Saturday … Continue reading Halloween: DC vs NOLA? just have fun!

Happy (random) Thoughts: part 1

Yes, the election of the president of the United States is important. But if you find yourself feeling frustrated at certain aspects that are out of your control, here are a few happy thoughts to get your chin up. I bet there’s at least one little kid who thinks you’re a hero. Your niece. Granddaughter. Student. Ice cream customer. That kid you waved to at … Continue reading Happy (random) Thoughts: part 1

Einstein Quote: Everybody Is a Genius but…

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein First of all, thank you to the creators at zen pencils for this amazing poster. That fish has the perfect expression of self doubt and despair on its tiny cartoon face. Sometimes we feel … Continue reading Einstein Quote: Everybody Is a Genius but…

My Top 15 of the ‘101 Ways You Can Beat Prejudice’ list

You know prejudice is bad, but it’s complicated. You want to do something to help change things, but you’re not sure how. Rather, you’re not sure how to do it effectively and without just picking a fight. So don’t fight prejudice… champion diversity. The Anti-Defamation League made a list* of 101 easy, simple things you can do to promote positive change. Here are my top … Continue reading My Top 15 of the ‘101 Ways You Can Beat Prejudice’ list