December 2014 archive

Dec 31

Good-bye, December – 2014

“Time for reflection. Winter is here…” * * As we close out the month of December, I like to reflect on the previous 12 months. Sometimes I am even lucky enough to have learned something during the course of the year! Milepost — This blog surpassed the 200 posts marker! That was my big achievement …

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Dec 25

Find the North Star

In a previous article we talked about important life skills. This piece passes on some very useful knowledge to aid in land navigation without the use of compass or map. Land navigation is an essential life skill, but sometimes we don’t have a compass or perhaps there may be interference to the satellite that feeds your …

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Dec 22

Flying into Newark International Airport…

…and getting out. NOTE** It may be useful to start reading at the bottom of this post to learn all of the abbreviations. This may make it easier to understand your first reading. For travelers wishing to visit New York City I always recommend flying in to Newark instead of JFK or La Guardia airports, …

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Dec 18

Frank Loyd Wright

“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization“. – Frank Lloyd Wright The word, Usonian was employed by Wright as a means to describe the distinctly American landscape that was notably unencumbered by preexisting architecture. More about this style of architectural design found here. …

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Dec 13

Links for fun!

This past year, many of my students have had an opportunity to be introduced to the fun blog Wait But Why There are usually interesting topics to ponder there. My favorite for this year was How to Pick a Life Partner. If you are single you should read this before you rush into something you …

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Dec 09

Alone

Alone by Kevin Neary * A hollow hole An emptiness that knows not why At the core of the soul Enough to bring tear to the eye Was it caused by all the lies deception and betrayal This palpable sense of nothingness Leaves unfulfilled the quest For the thing that is missing That indescribable, forever sense …

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Dec 04

Frustration in NYC

Wednesday, December 3rd, I ventured to the Big Apple mostly because I stumbled into a discount ticket deal last month and thought I would take advantage of the low cost trip to get a couple of things done. Number one on the list was to visit the Chinese embassy and request clarification about some of …

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