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Banana Bread Dreams Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: My mother passed along a fantastic banana bread recipe to me and I would love to share it with you today. Here goes: Two large, overripe bananas (with lots of brown spots on the skin) 1 stick of margarine or butter, softened 2 cups of flour 1/2 cup chopped pecans (if desired) 1/2 cup of sugar I egg I teaspoon of baking soda...

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Marrying before Graduation College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I meet young people every day who chose to get married before graduating from college. The question is: Should you do this or should you wait? Let’s go through some pros and cons. The pros include being married to your soul mate (please note that no one has ever told me that she is marrying someone who isn’t her soulmate). Being able to...

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How is your personal consumption of paper going? Uncategorized / Writing & Grammar

Hello everyone: Wow, I commented on a student’s paper recently where the individual was talking about how much paper her office consumed in a day. I asked her, admittedly using less tact than perhaps was called for, if the people in her office really ate paper. Her emailed response was….rather unkind as she explained to me the meaning of the word “consumption.” She said it...

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Fine Lines and Tightrope Walking College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Do you ever feel like there is a very narrow line between your life working well and sheer disaster? Sometimes I think some of my students experience that, as they sign up for a boatload of classes while working full time, caring for their family, and finding time for themselves and their spouse. And the thing is, they keep plowing along, not doing...

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Twelve Commandments for a Miserable Marriage Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I knew a fellow who followed these commandments to a “T.” I hope you don’t know anyone like this, but I would advise not following these ideas if you want to be happy: Always belittle your wife; point out her every flaw so that she is aware of them. Show no interest in anything she likes to do; open hostility towards her interests...

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You Don’t Always Get What You Want College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Here you are. You are a senior in college. You have carefully set up your class schedule so that you can get the professors you want. You have the semester all figured out. Until you don’t. What happened? Well, the professors are told what classes they will be teaching. They start work on preparing the classes during their off time and then, suddenly,...

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Happy Father’s Day Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Parents are frequently our unsung heroes. I thought of this as we were celebrating Father’s Day today. Happily, my father is still alive. I am excited for the opportunity to spend time with him in the autumn of his life. I share memories that he no longer has, like how we used to drive our car on Cocoa Beach and take a picnic...

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