Author Archives: Liza

When a friend has a mastectomy

Hello friends, Well, I’m not sure what’s going on in the world, but too many people in my life these past few months have been diagnosed with cancer; have received the great news that they have moved into cancer survivorship; … Continue reading

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To Stir the Conscience

What do you think about when it is silent? I started my teaching career at a Quaker school in Long Island, NY. I had made the transition from working in higher education; had moved from Connecticut to New York; and … Continue reading

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Talking about Water Justice

My family and I have a 75-minute ride into work each day. While it is certainly not ideal in terms of waking up early each day, it does mean that we get quality time. And, in this quality time, there … Continue reading

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My Weighty Goals

Yes, it’s just after January 1st. Yes, I have embarked on another list of resolutions rebellions. I have to admit. There is a bit of a public vs private message here. On my blogs and in my status updates, I … Continue reading

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I have, indeed, turned 40.

Lordy lordy, I have turned 40. Okay, I turned 40 a few months ago, but I’m starting to feel 40. And, I’m not happy. For years, I was convinced that I was absolutely looking somewhere in the, oh, I don’t know, … Continue reading

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Couch Time

(cross posted from To Loosen the Mind) We called it “couch time.” It wasn’t therapy. It wasn’t a time to sleep or nap. It wasn’t a pity party. It simply was a time to be. As the director of multicultural … Continue reading

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Great Books for Children

If you believe the local grocery stores, then Christmas is right around the corner. (for real, can’t we just get through Halloween and Thanksgiving??). And, I’ve become that Auntie/Friend/Tita who insists on buying books for birthdays rather than toys. One of … Continue reading

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