March 2017 archive

Mar 17

The Irish Diaspora

On this day in the month of March people in many parts of the world celebrate the culture of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day Holiday brings out all those who claim some ancestral link to Ireland. Even people of non-Irish heritage want to join in the fun of singing and drinking. While the Irish …

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Mar 16

Springtime in the Poconos

Springtime also known as the Vernal Equinox does not officially arrive until Monday, March 20th at 4:30 PM EDT.   The end of the winter season and particularly the month of March in my region is unpredictable as it relates to the weather. We had an unusually mild February. Unusual because February is most often …

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Mar 10

Manhattan Island

Manhattan is one of the five boroughs (counties) that make up the city of New York. Manhattan is an island in New York City surrounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers. 13½ miles (22 km) long; 2½ miles (4 km) greatest width; totaling 22¼ sq. mi. (58 sq. km). The first Europeans to reach …

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Mar 08

Making Stew

The fundamentals of making stew are easy and when properly executed the final dish is rich, savory and well suited to cold nights of autumn and winter. Stews can be served over rice or noodles or with a crusty bread. Their consistency can be thick from the natural starch of potatoes in the recipe or …

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Mar 04

Ciphers, Codes, Cryptograms and Shorthand

In the previous post I shared information about non-verbal communication. There you can find links to learn more about Body Language, Gestures, Hand Signals and Sign Language. In this post I will share info about other forms of communication. For example; Smoke Signals are one of the oldest forms of sending messages in a code …

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Mar 01

Body Language, Gestures, Hand Signals and Sign Language.

Understanding non-verbal communication is an important part of improving your overall communication skills. Some of my long term students have read the Mind Tools article about Body Language to help them become more effective communicators in the business world. Both of the previous links are valuable resources that should be referred to often. The language …

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