Category Archives: adolescents

SUPER MOON


SUPER MOON Last weekend a so-called SUPER MOON appeared in the night sky. The moon was closer to our planet than at any other time in the year; it is also called a Perigee moon. The moon appeared to be … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE


In follow up of the latest destruction of the previous week, I am posting a copy of the Globe and Mail article of today Looking For Trouble by Patrick Martin that I think is very important and says better than … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP


I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a chance for authors around the world to say what they’re working on. The gracious Lynn Schneider, author of Perigee Moon tagged … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TODDLER?


THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TODDLER? Above is a photo of Cathy Gifford visiting the Sandy Hook Elementary school; Cathy who was herself shot down and nearly died in another shooting. When I was on vacation in Mexico’s interior … Continue reading

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ON LINE BULLYING – WHAT CAN YOU DO?


Teens and Safe Internet Use Teens are so used to computers that they seem to be born with those electronic skills. Their cell phones are an extension of their eyes. On the other hand, most of their parents are not; … Continue reading

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TEEN SUICIDE


WHY ARE KIDS BULLYING OTHER KIDS AND WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO? Today the sad news of another teen who saw no other way out than to end her life reached the media. Often a search as to the cause and … Continue reading

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NEW NOVEL – YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED


YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED This post is about the process of writing a book from the stage of manuscript to an actual publication date and all that happens along the way. Part 1. I would like it a lot if … Continue reading

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